Chen Chuanren



Indonesian military jets intercept Ethiopian Airlines 777F
Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) military jets intercepted an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F over Sumatra, Indonesia, forcing it to land at Batam’s Hang Nadim International Airport on Jan. 15.
Indonesian Navy divers recover CVR from crashed Lion Air 737 MAX
Indonesian Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from Lion Air flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed into the sea Oct. 29, 2018.
Firefly ATR 72
Firefly may lose $4.9 million in revenue from Singapore suspension
Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) LCC subsidiary Firefly could lose up to MYR20 million ($4.9 million) a month after it was forced to stop 20 daily flights to/from Singapore from Dec. 1, 2018 after the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) rejected its move from Changi to Seletar airport.
Rendering of A321neo in Bamboo Airways’ livery
Vietnam startup Bamboo Airways secures AOC
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways received an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on Jan. 9, a day before the planned unveiling of its first Airbus A321neo.
Hong Kong Airlines A350-900
Hong Kong Airlines threatens to sue over bankruptcy rumors
Hong Kong Airlines is threatening court action against those who create “untrue and groundless” rumors that the carrier is going into liquidation and ceasing operations.
Taiwan Taoyuan airport reports 2018 passenger record
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport handled a record 46.5 million passengers in 2018, up 3.7% compared with 2017 and maintaining its ranking as one of the world’s busiest airports.
Changi-led consortium commits $115 million to new Clark terminal
The North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC), which was awarded a 25-year operations and management contract in December for the new terminal at Clark International Airport in the Philippines, has pledged PHP6 billion ($114.6 million) for the fitting out of the facility.
Singapore lessor Avation to acquire eight ATR 72-600s
Singapore-based lessor Avation has exercised its options with ATR to acquire eight ATR 72-600 turboprops.
Korea’s Air Busan eyes services to Singapore
South Korean LCC Air Busan hopes to begin scheduled operations from the port city of Busan to Singapore from as soon as February, and is in the process of getting an operating license.
Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 PK-LQP
Lion Air ends search for CVR from 737 MAX crash
Lion Air has ended the search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from flight JT610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29, 2018, but Indonesian officials said the search could resume next week.
Vietnam opens Van Don International Airport
Vietnam’s Van Don Airport began operations with its first commercial flight Dec. 30, becoming the country’s first privately-operated airport.
Chinese carriers see steady growth in November 
Air China, China Eastern, China Southern and Hainan Airlines all reported steady traffic growth year-over-year (YOY) for November.
Changi handles 5.41 million passengers in November, up 4.5% 
Singapore’s Changi International Airport handled 5.41 million passengers in November, a 4.5% increase year over year (YOY).
Scoot A320 and 787 fleet at Changi.
Scoot sees second extended 787 delay in weeks 
Technical and administrative issues caused a Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight to be delayed 56 hrs.—the second extended delay for the Singapore LCC’s 787s in less than a month.
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