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Mar 19, 2007

Indonesia May Close Airlines After Crashes Indonesia may close some airlines after a government sanctioned team of transport experts called for a revamp of the aviation industry following a series of air accidents, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Friday. Mar 16, 2007

Indonesian Experts Urge Aviation Revamp Indonesia must revamp its air transport sector and shut down airlines that ignore safety regulations, a team of experts said on Thursday, following a string of deadly accidents in recent months. Mar 15, 2007

Indonesian Police Question Pilots In Crash Probe Indonesian police on Tuesday questioned the pilots of a Garuda airliner that crash landed in central Java last week as a transport expert raised questions about rescue efforts Mar 13, 2007

Airbus, Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific To Order Up To 20 A320s Philippine airline Cebu Pacific said on Tuesday it would order up to 20 Airbus A320 planes worth USD$1.3 billion to expand its regional and domestic routes. Mar 13, 2007

Airbus, Cebu Pacific Airways

Cebu Pacific signed up for 10 more A320s with options and purchase rights on an additional 10. It placed an initial order for 12 A320 family aircraft in September 2004 and took delivery of the last of that order this month. Cebu has been phasing out its fleet of DC-9-30s and 757s. The order is worth $1.3 billion, the Philippine carrier said. No engine choice was announced. Firm aircraft will be delivered in 2010-12 with options arriving in 2011-13. It will take short- and medium-term leases on A320s to fill its need over the next three years, adding 3-4 aircraft each year. If all options are exercised on yesterday's order, it will be operating 32 Airbus aircraft by 2013, doubling its annual passenger load to 10 million. It currently flies 10 A319s and four A320s to 20 domestic and seven international destinations. Mar 14, 2007

All Nippon Airways

ANA Plane Lands Safely Without Nose Gear An All Nippon Airways (ANA) plane carrying 56 passengers and four crew landed safely at Kochi Airport in southern Japan on Tuesday after its nose gear failed to descend, live TV footage showed. Mar 13, 2007

All Nippon Airways, Boeing, Oasis Oasis Hong Kong

New aircraft boost Oasis Oasis Hong Kong Airlines' rapid growth continues apace with news that the carrier has purchased three additional Boeing 747-400 aircraft from All Nippon Airways . Mar 14, 2007

All Nippon airways, Bombardier

All Nippon airways grounds Bombardier. Q400 fleet following emergency landing ANA grounded its 13 Q400s yesterday following an incident at Kochi Airport where an aircraft with 60 people onboard circled while the pilot unsuccessfully attempted to lower the nosegear before bringing the plane down on its main wheels with the nose up. Mar 14, 2007

GA8 Airvan

Gippsland hopes for certification by year-end as utility aircraft pursues air show circuit Australian manufacturer Gippsland Aeronautics is in the final stages of developmental flight testing of a turbocharged version of its GA8 Airvan utility aircraft ahead of launching the flight-test programme towards certification. Progress comes as the manufacturer secures a number of new sales around the world. Mar 13, 2007

Philippine Airlines, Boeing

Philippine Airlines Orders Boeing 777-300ERs. On the airline's 66th anniversary today, Philippine Airlines and Boeing announced the order of two Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) commercial airplanes, with purchase rights for two additional 777-300ERs. Mar 15, 2007

Philippine Airlines, Boeing, GE Commercial Aviation Services

Philippine Airlines has signed a letter of intent with GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Mar 15, 2007

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