Chen Chuanren


Based in Singapore, Chen Chuanren is the S.E Asia and China Correspondent for Air Transport World, joining the team on July 2018.

Chuanren has a defence background, serving in the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Air Defence and Operation Command for five years before pursuing journalism. He has a Diploma in Mechatronics (Aerospace) and a Bachelor Degree in Communications (Mass Communications). He continues to write on defence matters on a freelance basis.


Nok Air Boeing 737-800
Nok Air appoints shareholder’s son as new CEO
Thai LCC Nok Air has appointed Wutthiphum Jurangkool as its new CEO and executive director after the previous CEO Piya Yodmani left the post in August 2018.
HNA Group reduces shares in GX Airlines
Conglomerate HNA Group is in the process of reducing its shares from LCC Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines (GX Airlines) as part of the airline’s restructuring plans. Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group, HNA Group and Guangxi Airport Management Group signed a framework agreement on June 11 to initiate the move.
Philippines to accelerate plans to ease congestion at Ninoy Aquino Airport
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his cabinet to implement plans to transfer general aviation and some domestic flights from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Sangley Point air base in an effort to ease congestion at the airport.
Indonesia may open domestic market to foreign airlines
In a bid to increase competition in Indonesia’s domestic aviation market and drive airfares lower, President Joko Widodo is proposing opening the country’s domestic routes to foreign carriers.
Vanilla Air A320
Vanilla Air A320 undergoes cockpit conversion for Peach integration
Japanese LCC Vanilla Air has begun a cockpit conversion on its Airbus A320 fleet as it prepares for full integration into sister LCC Peach Aviation.
EVA Air cabin crew union approves strike
Members of a union representing EVA Air cabin crews voted in favor of a strike after negotiations with the Taiwanese airline broke down.
Genghis Khan Airlines ARJ21
Chinese startup Genghis Khan Airlines launches ARJ21 flight trials
Chinese startup Genghis Khan Airlines has begun flight tests on its first pair of Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) ARJ21-700 aircraft.
CAAC reveals new route applications, approvals
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has released a list of international air route applications by local airlines, including Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines:
IATA AGM 2019: IATA’s flight turbulence data-sharing program gains momentum
IATA’s “Turbulence Aware” program is seeing respectable progress following the launch of the initiative in December 2018.
IATA AGM 2019: SIA looks for coordinated approach on lifting MAX ban
With the looming possibility of the re-certification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 by some regulators, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is monitoring the situation and waiting for a “minimum viable set” of countries to lift the suspension before the flag carrier restarts operation of the narrowbody.
IATA AGM 2019: IATA wants aircraft certification process review
One of the biggest takeaways from the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is a need to review the certification process of aircraft, IATA believes.
IATA AGM 2019: Huawei says aviation business continues as normal
Despite the ongoing US ban on Huawei and its products, the Chinese telecommunication provider said its aviation portfolio operations are not affected and clients have expressed confidence in the company to deliver its services.
IATA AGM 2019: Eastar Jet and Jeju Air to launch Busan-
South Korean LCCs Eastar Jet and Jeju Air announced they will begin non-stop flights from Busan to Singapore.
IATA AGM 2019: Thai Smile Airways to become Star Alliance connecting partner
The Star Alliance has approved the application of Thai Smile Airways to become its second connecting partner.
AirAsia's 1Q profit down 91% on capacity growth
AirAsia Group reported a first-quarter net profit of RM101.6 million ($42.2 million), down 91% from RM1.1 billion in the year-ago period.
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