Asia-Pacific news

  • Sriwijaya Air flight 182 crashes near Jakarta

    Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 crashed shortly after take off from Jakarta on 9 January 2021. The flight, operated by 737-500 registered PK-CLC, departed at 07:36 UTC (14:36 local time). The last ADS-B signal from the aircraft was received by Flightradar24 at 07:40 UTC.   Read More
  • JAL vs ANA: comparing the Japanese airlines

    Like many countries in Asia, Japan has kept the coronavirus from spreading rampant within its borders. Good news for the Japanese, though one downside for the rest of us is that the country has been largely closed to outsiders. There has been talk of a potential, very careful reopening from April next year, but this …   Read More
  • China grows its aviation influence

    In last week’s post about the 737 MAX and its re-certification status around the world, we looked at how China appears to be in no hurry to give the plane...
  • The 747 steps up: how the Queen’s cargo role has increased

    The first three years of this decade were supposed to see a gradual and dignified retirement of major airlines’ passenger 747 fleets. With COVID-19 upending fleet planning the world over, airlines are quickly retiring the Queen of the Skies in favor of more fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft or to just downsize their fleets.   Read More
  • Indian Aviation: The Road Ahead

    India went into a national lockdown in March 2020 and along with that, the aviation industry, which was growing at double digits, came to a standstill.   Read More
  • Final Qantas 747 departure from Australia leaves a special message

    The final Qantas 747 departure from Australia left Sydney Wednesday afternoon for Los Angeles. Before heading across the Pacific, VH-OEJ took to the sky over Sydney to leave a special message. Today’s departure marks the end of the Qantas 747 fleet’s 49 years of service.   Read More
  • Follow Qantas’ Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights

    Qantas announced the retirement of its 747 fleet at the end of June, bringing an official end to nearly 50 years of service with the airline. To say goodbye, Qantas will operate three special ‘Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights’ on 13, 15, and 17 July with its last remaining 747. The aircraft will then depart Sydney …   Read More
  • EASA suspends Pakistan International Airlines from Europe for six months

    The European Aviation Safety Agency informed Pakistan International Airlines that it will not be allowed to operate to destinations in Europe for six months, beginning 1 July. The suspension is in part due to unsatisfactory progress on safety reforms required by EASA and in part due to recent revelations that over 100 PIA pilots had …   Read More
  • Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303 crashes near Karachi

    Pakistan International Airlines flight PK8303 crashed while attempting to landing in Karachi on 22 May. Flight 8303 was en route from Lahore when it crashed near the airport after conducting a go around and during its second landing attempt. The flight was operated by A320 AP-BLD.   Read More
  • RP-C5880 accident in Manila

    On 28 March an IAI 1124A Westwind II registered RP-C5880 suffered an accident in Manila. The aircraft was conducting its takeoff roll at the time of the accident. Flightradar24 has limited tracking data for RP-C5880 at the time of the incident.   Read More
  • Special Australian flights to celebrate women’s roles in aviation

    12 flights around Australia will mark International Women’s Day on 8 March by operating with women only crews. To highlight the range of opportunities in the aviation industry, beyond just women pilots and flight attendants, the ground crews, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and others working these flights will also be women.   Read More
  • Air traffic at China’s busiest airports now in slow recovery

    Updated with data through 25 August 2020 Average daily departures from China’s 25 busiest airports jumped to 8110 in August, adding 600 daily departures over July’s average. Beijing traffic has recovered to about what it was in early June prior to the second lockdown in the capital city. Departures from Shanghai continue to lag Guangzhou, …   Read More
  • Indonesian investigators release final Lion Air 610 crash report

    Indonesian investigators released their final Lion Air flight 610 crash report this morning, finding that Boeing’s design of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), the FAA’s certification of the system, the airline’s maintenance of the aircraft, and the pilots’ actions during the flight all contributed to the crash.   Read More
  • Air New Zealand to launch Auckland-New York flights next year

    Air New Zealand will launch Auckland-New York (EWR) flights next October with the 787-9. The flight will become the 5th longest flight in the world.   Read More
  • Qantas unveils special 100th anniversary livery on new 787 VH-ZNJ

    The ‘Qantas 100’ 787 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop wearing a special livery commemorating Qantas’ upcoming centenary. VH-ZNJ ‘Longreach’, the airline’s 10th 787, features a celebratory ‘Qantas 100’ imprint and each Qantas logo since the airline’s founding in 1920 as Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Services.   Read More
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