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AirAsia Group reorganises airline structure

AirAsia Group is renaming the holding company of its airlines as part of the group’s plans to create a clear distinction between the airline and digital operations. This has resulted in the holding company, AirAsia Investment, being rebranded as AirAsia Aviation...

ANA opts for GEnx for latest 787-order

All Nippon Airways (ANA) latest commitment for up to 20 extra Boeing 787's is not significant for the sheer number of aircraft, nor the sub-types (11 787-10s and up to 9 -9s). The surprise in the February 25-announcement is what will be under the wings: the Japanese...

First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly line in Toulouse

Airbus reports that the first ANA A380 rolled out today. This one will be the real "whale jet". "The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse.  The aircraft has now been moved to an outside station where...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...