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Aircraft News - Asia / Pacific.

Jan 22, 2007

Adam Air, Boeing

Indonesian authorities appear to be closing in on the wreckage of the Adam Air 737-400 that was lost on Jan. 1 with 102 aboard. A fisherman reportedly found a section of what has been described as a piece of the aircraft's right horizontal stabilizer in the Makassar Strait some 185 mi. off Sulawesi Island. Reports continued to surface yesterday of more wreckage--at least 11 pieces--found floating nearby. USNS Mary Sears, an oceanographic survey ship, arrived in an area 125 mi. from where the tail wreckage was located to determine if metal detected by an Indonesian vessel on the sea floor also is from the ill-fated 737. More than 3,500 soldiers and volunteers are engaged in the search. Jan 12, 2007

Adam Air, Boeing

Indonesian Airliner Wreckage Found. Pieces of an Indonesian airliner that vanished with 102 people on board have been found strewn in the ocean, officials said on Thursday, after a painstaking 10 day search from jungles to stormy seas. Jan 11, 2007

Adam Air, Boeing

US Navy ship is expected to join the search today for the missing Adam Air 737-400 off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, where the vessel will deploy high-tech equipment to help determine whether or not metal found on the ocean floor is from the 737's wreckage. Flight 574 disappeared from radar during a heavy rainstorm on Jan. 1 and all 102 aboard are feared dead. Jan 10, 2007

Adam Air, Boeing

Indonesian officials were attempting to determine late yesterday whether metal detected on the ocean floor off the coast of Sulawesi Island could be the wreckage of the missing Adam Air 737-400 that disappeared Jan. 1 in a heavy rainstorm. More than 100 passengers and crew aboard flight 574 are feared dead. Jan 9, 2007

AirAsia X, Airbus, Boeing

AirAsia X said during a launch ceremony in Malaysia that the new carrier is seeking to acquire up to 20 aircraft, either Airbus A330-300s or Boeing 777-300ERs, with an order decision coming within a month. Additionally, he confirmed that AirAsia is planning to increase its A320 orders, currently at 100, by as many as 100 as part of an effort to become Asia's largest airline within seven years. Jan 8, 2007

Airbus

Politicians Fly A380 As Malaysia Keeps Order. Malaysia on Thursday lifted the threat of cancelling an order for Airbus A380 superjumbos by national carrier Malaysia Airlines, in a boost for manufacturer Airbus. Jan 18, 2007

Airbus, Boeing

Demand from Asian low-cost carriers for single-aisle jets such as the A320 and Boeing's 737 has been the driving force behind two very strong years in global aircraft demand. Jan 18, 2007

ARINC, Cathay Pacific Airways

ARINC signed a contract with Cathay Pacific Airways to provide an Iridium-based voice telephone solution for seven Boeing 747-200 freighters. Cathay is the Iridium service's first commercial airline customer. Jan 18, 2007

Hong Kong Airlines, Boeing

Hong Kong Airlines, the former CR Airways, took delivery of its fourth 737-800. Jan 19, 2007

Jet Airways

Jet Airways, is investing USD$2.5 billion in new aircraft and training over the next three years and has said it would cut costs through greater on-line ticket sales and better staff management. Jan 9, 2007

Paramount Airways, Embraer

Paramount Airways of India took delivery of its fifth Embraer RJ, an E-170, and will use it to launch services to Trivandrum, Tirupathi and Vizag. Jan 19, 2007

Rolls Royce, Boeing, Singapore Airlines

Rolls-Royce signed a long-term TotalCare service agreement with Singapore Airlines covering the Trent 800s on SIA's 58 777s. Jan 12, 2007

Singapore Aircraft Leasing

Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE)'s clients include easyJet, AirAsia and Qantas Airways. All recently ordered Airbus 40 aircraft will be delivered between the second quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2012, the company said in a statement. SALE said it was still evaluating which engines to buy for the new Airbus aircraft. The new Boeing aircraft will be powered by engines from CFM International.

Jan 8, 2007

Singapore Aircraft Leasing, Airbus

Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) said on Monday that it has placed firm orders with Airbus and Boeing for 40 more single-aisle aircraft in a deal worth USD$2.8 billion based on list prices. SALE, which was acquired by Bank of China last month for USD$965 million, said it had placed a new order with Airbus for 20 A320 aircraft and would exercise 20 existing options and purchase rights with Boeing for the next generation 737 series. Jan 8, 2007

Singapore Aircraft Leasing, Airbus

The new orders placed by Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) are the first since the company was bought by Bank of China, and underscore the commitment by the bank to accelerate the expansion of the Singapore-based firm, the statement said. Robert Martin, chief executive officer of SALE, said the firm has already placed almost all the aircraft from its existing orders for delivery through to the end of 2009. SALE has a current portfolio of 75 aircraft and has an additional 67 aircraft on firm order. Jan 8, 2007 01/22/2007

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