Ameco Beijing has recently completed a 737-800 landing gear exchange and overhaul for T’way Air, and is expected to perform another 737-800 landing gear overhaul for the South Korea-based carrier in November 2014.
At present, the airline operates five Boeing 737-800 aircraft on regular and charter routes in South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.
Boeing has completed the final certification test for the new 787 battery system with a demonstration flight on a Boeing-owned production plane built for LOT Polish Airlines.
The flight, which was meant to demonstrate that the new battery system performs as intended during normal and non-normal flight conditions, marks the completion of the testing required by the FAA.
The aircraft, which was carrying a crew of 11 people including two FAA representatives, flew for an hour and 49 minutes, and the crew said the flight was uneventful.
Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced the arrival of a new carrier, Golden Myanmar Airlines, at Changi Airport. Golden Myanmar Airlines will operate daily services on a Singapore-Yangon-Mandalay route, further enhancing Changi Airport’s position as an important gateway to the region, says CAG.
Aung Gyi, MD of Golden Myanmar Airlines said, “We plan to utilise Singapore as an extended gateway into Myanmar’s leading commercial cities and we also hope to reach other parts of Asia from Changi Airport.”
SITA has announced that Garuda Indonesia has switched to SITA’s fare pricing software Airfare Insight, which monitors competitor fare activity.
Elisa Lumbantoruan, EVP Marketing and Sales, Garuda Indonesia said, “SITA Airfare Insight gives us an effective tool to monitor the markets, so we can react quickly to changes in consumer behavior and market conditions,” adding that, “Airfare Insight also integrates well with our revenue management and accounting systems, and because it’s automated, we can focus on strategic pricing initiatives, rather than simply managing the pricing process.”
Qantas has announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines. From May 2013, Qantas will codeshare on China Eastern’s daily Melbourne-Shanghai services, its thrice-weekly Sydney-Nanjng-Beijing services, and China Eastern’s domestic Shanghai-Nanjing flights.
This, says Qantas, will allow Qantas customers to choose from 17 direct Qantas or China Eastern services between Australia and mainland China each week, with further connections via Shanghai to 11 domestic destinations.
Andrew Hogg, Manager China of Qantas International said, “The new codeshare arrangements provide Qantas customers with a daily, non-stop connection from Melbourne to the global business hub of Shanghai, alongside Qantas’ established Sydney-Shanghai flights.”