Chinese Airlines and Travel Agents All Set for Surge in Golden Week Getaways Airlines and travel agents can expect online sales to soar in the days leading up to Chinese New Year and this years Golden Week festival, according to the latest data from Worldpay. Jan. 23, 2017 Hong Kong a Big Part of Malaysia Airlines Planned Comeback After the high-profile losses of two planes in 2014, and a brand name tarnished to the brink of collapse, Malaysia Airlines will make Hong Kong a big part of its comeback in 2017, chief executive Peter Bellew has said, with flights to China a key plank of its hoped-for revival. Jan. 23, 2017 Video: Painting Japan Air Commuters First ATR 42-600 Japan Air Commuter Co. Ltd. (JAC), subsidiary of Japan Airlines, has takend delivery of its first modern and eco-efficient ATR 42-600. Eight other aircraft will be delivered over the coming three years. Jan. 22, 2017 United Airlines Resumes Flights After Temporary Ground Order United Airlines resumed operations Sunday night after a computer problem temporarily grounded all domestic mainline flights, two sources familiar with the incident told CNN. Jan. 23, 2017 American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal Spanish and Portuguese airport authorities say that an American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in northwest Portugal because of technical problems. Jan. 22, 2017 China Eastern Plans Xian-Okinawa, Wuhan-Cebu Flights China Eastern Airlines is seeking rights from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch two new routes to Okinawa, Japan and Cebu, Philippines in March. Jan. 23, 2017 Cathay Pacific - a Fallen Star of the Air? A Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747 aircraft flying over the roofs of high-rises in the crowded, aging district of Kowloon City was a typical picture-postcard image of colonial Hong Kong. Last October, dozens of nostalgic fans flocked to see the last flyover of the double-decker, dubbed the Queen of the Skies, as the Hong Kong-based airline phased out older planes for lighter, more economic models. Jan. 23, 2017 Incident: Nippon Cargo B748 at Chicago on Jan. 21, Flock of Large Birds All over Windscreen A Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-800, registration JA11KZ performing freight flight KZ192 from Chicago OHare, IL (U.S.) to Frankfurt Hahn (Germany), was in the initial climb out of OHares runway 28R when the crew reported they flew through a flock of large birds, about 20-25 birds, at about 1,500 feet AGL, 4 or 5 birds hit the windscreen and were all over the windscreen. Jan. 22, 2017 Schumer: Airlines Shouldnt Charge Extra for Overhead Bin U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is concerned about airlines charging passengers for the ability to use space in the overhead bin. Jan. 22, 2017 Families Lobby Malaysian Minister to Resume Search for MH370 Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Jan. 21, 2017 Incident: Jetstar Asia A320 Near Singapore on Jan. 22, Cabin Ventilation Issue A Jetstar Asia Airbus A320-200, registration 9V-JSR performing flight 3K535 from Singapore (Singapore) to Phuket (Thailand), was climbing through FL240 out of Singapore when the crew initiated a rapid descent to FL100 and returned to Singapore for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure. Jan. 22, 2017 CAAC Slams Thai AirAsia for Changing Flight Plan Without Permission Thai AirAsia is facing heavy penalties from Chinas civil aviation regulator for illegally changing flight plan without permission. Jan. 22, 2017 Xiamen Airlines Seeks Rights to Kalibo, Cebu Xiamen Airlines is seeking rights for permission to launch four international services to Kalibo and Cebu in Philippines. Jan. 22, 2017 China Southern Plans Guangzhou-Colombo Service China Southern Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for rights to launch a new route to Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka in February. Jan. 22, 2017 Shanghai, Urumqi, Tianjin Airports Penalized for Poor On-time Departures Four major Chinese airports have been penalized by Chinese regulators for their poor punctuality records. Jan. 22, 2017 TransAsia Flight Routes Reassigned to Other Airlines Flight routes previously operated by TransAsia Airways, which disbanded in November last year due to financial woes, have been reassigned to other Taiwan-based airlines, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said yesterday. Jan. 22, 2017 Xiamen Airlines, KLM Sign GEnx Engine Maintenance On January 20, Xiamen Airlines signed a 10-year deal with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for the maintenance General Electric GEnx engines powering another six Boeing 787-9s, leading in a new chapter in the partnership between the two SkyTeam members. Jan. 22, 2017 FL Technics Indonesia Signs MOU with Indonesias GMF AeroAsia FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced that its subsidiary -- FL Technics Indonesia -- had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GMF AeroAsia, one of Asia Pacifics largest MRO companies. The memorandum entails cooperation in aircraft maintenance, spare parts supply and other areas. Jan. 22, 2017 CAAC Reports 12% Passenger Growth in November 2016 Chinas civil aviation industry achieved a total turnover volume of 8.19 billion tonne-kilometers in November 2016, a year-on-year growth of 12.5%, according to the monthly traffic statistics released Friday by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Jan. 22, 2017 ATR Says Aircraft Deal with Iran Imminent Turboprop maker ATR has completed commercial negotiations with Iran Air for the sale of at least 20 aircraft and expects to be able to sign a contract very soon, the head of the Franco-Italian aircraft maker said on Friday. Jan. 20, 2017 Russias S7 Airlines to Begin E170LR Operations in April Russias S7 Airlines will start Embraer E170LR operations from April 1 with services from Novosibirsk to Surgut, Gorno-Altaisk, Nizhnevartovsk, Noyabrsk and Novy Urengoy. Jan. 19, 2017 Malaysia to Offer Reward for Missing Flight MH370 Malaysia said on Thursday it would pay a reward to any private company that found the fuselage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, days after a fruitless, three-year hunt was suspended. Jan. 20, 2017 China One of Top Markets: Aeroflot With substantial growth of passengers between China and Russia, China has become an increasingly important strategic market for Aeroflot, said Alexander Lukashin, head of the companys global public affairs, on Thursday in Beijing. Jan. 20, 2017 Cathay Pacific Welcomes Policy Address Measures to Boost Hong Kons Position as a Super-Connector Cathay Pacific welcomes the commitment made by the Hong Kong Government to grow Hong Kongs role as the regions super-connector, which will ensure the citys long-term competiveness as a major aviation hub and international logistics centre, as outlined in the Policy Address given yesterday by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Mr CY Leung. Jan. 19, 2017 Ameco to Develop New Capability in Line with Market Needs In 2016, Ameco developed new products and capabilities to enhance its competitiveness. In this year, Ameco will continue the capability development to keep pace with market needs. Jan. 20, 2017 Teamwork: Keeping Airbus Jetliner Production and Deliveries on Schedule Airbus relies on a full range of skills to meet its production and delivery schedules, backed by dedicated teams that work behind the scenes. One of these is the Final Assembly Line Support BLXS team at Airbus Toulouse, France location - the companys main industrial site where jetliners from the A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 product lines are built and provided to international customers. Jan. 20, 2017 Oregon Man Admits Groping 13-Year-Old Girl on Flight An Oregon man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl on a flight from Dallas to Portland pleaded guilty Thursday, accepting an agreement with prosecutors that will require him to register as a sex offender for 15 years. Jan. 20, 2017 Incident: United B764 Near Shannon on Jan. 20, Captain Incapacitated A United Boeing 767-400, registration N59053 performing flight UA946 (dep Jan. 19) from Washington Dulles, DC (U.S.) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 82 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL350 over the Atlantic Ocean about 180nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the first officer advised the captain had become unconscious, requested medical services to meet the aircraft in Shannon and initiated a diversion to Shannon, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 06 about 35 minutes after turning towards Shannon. The captain was taken to a local hospital. Jan. 20, 2017 Japan Air Commuter Starts New Era with ATR Aircraft Japan Air Commuter Co. Ltd. (JAC), subsidiary of Japan Airlines, became today a new ATR operator with the introduction into their fleet of the modern and eco-efficient ATR 42-600. Eight other aircraft will be delivered over the coming three years. JAC is currently undertaking an important fleet modernization process. Progressively, their nine new ATRs will start operations on both main routes and connections from and to smaller islands and communities across the country. Jan. 20, 2017 Mitsubishi to Postpone Jet Delivery for Fifth Time: Sources Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp will delay delivery of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) by about two years from the previously expected mid-2018, in the fifth postponement since announcing plans for the aircraft, two sources told Reuters on Friday. Jan. 20, 2017 true