Why the Boeing 737 Max needs a full airworthy review (video)

The crash of Lion Air Flight JT610 last October should have sounded warning bells. An experienced flight crew of eight and 181 passengers dead and an almost new Boeing 737 Max 8 jet broken at the bottom of the Java Sea, just 12 minutes after taking off from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta on a routine […]

VietJet doubles down on mega Boeing order with jet buying spree (HD video)

Doubling down on its order for 100 high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes in 2016, Vietnam low cost carrier VietJet signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an additional 100 more 737 MAX airplanes with Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) during the recent Farnborough Airshow 2018 in southern England. The additional 100 aircraft will comprise 80 737 […]

VietJet IPO: Delayed Launch Takes Another Turn

VietJet IPO: Delayed Launch Takes Another Turn

Vietnam budget carrier VietJet’s on again, off again initial public offering (IPO) is on again… at least for the time being. With its 2013 plans for an overseas IPO in a seemingly endless holding pattern the company says the VietJet IPO will now take place on the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Stock Exchange before moving […]

Never seen before: Airbus’ big day out (video)

Aircraft manufactured by the European consortium Airbus Group SE are a familiar sight in the skies above Asean, with some 31 per cent of the company’s worldwide orders to date coming from Southeast Asia. From the workhorse Airbus A320 to the A380, the world’s largest airliner, visitors to almost any Asean airport would be hard […]

How safe are Asean airlines? Pretty safe actually (video) *updated

How safe are Asean airlines? Pretty safe actually (video) *updated

The Asean Community’s open skies policy and rising levels of disposable income are fertile fields for Asean airlines. While premium airlines will benefit gradually from rising levels of affluence in the region, it’s operators at the budget end of the market who are experiencing the fastest growth. In recent years industry observers have watched with […]