Swire Group

February 12, 2014 - 12:05am

Rolls-Royce and Cathay Pacific have agreed a TotalCare support contract for Trent 700 engines that power Cathay Pacific group’s 60 Airbus A330 aircraft in-service and on-order with Cathay Pacific group airlines, Rolls-Royce announced in Singapore on Monday. The contract runs for as long as Cathay Pacific and its sister company Dragonair operate the Trent-powered A330s.

Cathay Pacific became the first airline to operate any Trent engine when its Airbus 330s entered service in 1995 and today it stands as the largest Rolls-Royce Trent 700 customer.

March 26, 2012 - 12:05pm

Membership of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) has risen from 45 to 58 over the past year, with the most recent company to sign up joining just before yesterday’s annual general meeting held on the eve of the ABACE show in Shanghai. The new member is AIN, publisher of ABACE Convention News.

February 13, 2012 - 7:15pm
Diamond DA40

Flight Training Adelaide, which trains cadets for airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Qantas, QantasLink, JAL Express and J-Air, has ordered eight firm and 18 optional Diamond DA40 light single-engine aircraft for its Parafield, Australia base. The contract was signed with Diamond Aircraft in conjunction with Australian distributor Hawker Pacific, which will provide after-sales support.

December 2, 2011 - 1:15am
Asia

Not without reason, China continues to dominate expectations for business aviation growth in Asia, but the continent as a whole presents a vast if complex opportunity for the industry.

October 26, 2010 - 11:45am

While the latest reports indicate a decline in the worldwide business jet charter market, certain parts of Southeast Asia are bucking the trend. Hong Kong, in particular, is flourishing. With five locally based operators and several international charter brokers in situ, China’s Special Administrative Region is bursting at the seams.

August 4, 2010 - 5:28am

Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a letter of intent with Airbus covering 30 A350 XWBs and plans to exercise purchase rights covering six Boeing 777-300ERs, the airline announced today. The value of the orders would total some HK$75 billion ($9.7 billion).

January 31, 2010 - 8:19pm

Asia is set to be at the epicenter of a resurgence in business jet sales, according to Honeywell Aerospace’s latest market forecast. In the most recent survey, 58 percent of operators in Asia indicated that they intend to replace or expand their fleets over the next five years. This was step up from the 2008 survey, when almost 50 percent had said they would buy new aircraft following a nine-point gain that year compared with 2007.

February 27, 2009 - 12:33pm

“Last year was a great year for business aviation in Asia, especially the Greater China Region. I believe it was a record year of growth. We had more aircraft deliveries, more new operators started and more investment into business aviation infrastructure,” said Jason Liao, sales director for China at Bombardier Business Aircraft.

August 11, 2008 - 6:15am

“Kowloon City used to be the place for dinner before flying from Kai Tak Airport. Now it’s quiet,” says Victor Lau, a helicopter pilot with the Government Flying Service (GFS) of China’s Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (HKSAR). In July 1998, the GFS was the first tenant of the abandoned Kai Tak Airport to move 45 minutes west to the new Chek Lap Kok (CLK) Airport on Lantau Island.

June 9, 2008 - 7:57am

The development of a composite and metal bond component repair station is in progress in the Asia-Pacific region as a joint venture between Spirit AeroSystems and several major aviation companies.

Spirit will partner with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company and its subsidiary, TAECO, along with Oklahoma-based First Wave MRO, to establish a regional service center near TAECO’s facility in Xiamen, China.

 
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