Vietnam airlines bought 40 jets worth $6.5bn from France’s Airbus yesterday, as President Francois Hollande visited the communist nation to drum up business with one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies. The deal is the latest move by Vietnamese aviation firms to boost fleets and feed demand from a mushrooming middle class with money to burn […]
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted ´beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time Extended Operations (ETOPS) for the Airbus A350 family aircraft. According to Airbus, the approval means that the first FAA-affiliated operators will be able to fly more direct routes over oceans and other places with en-route alternate airports over six hours away. The […]
Vietnam Airlines has finalized a credit agreement ExIm Bank of Vietnam so it can purchase 4 Airbus A321 airliners.
Vietnam Airlines Passengers Recount Scary Moments as They Were Told to Put on Life Jackets A Vietnam Airlines flight en route to Ho Chi Minh City diverted to Da Nang Airport when the crew got a loss of cabin pressure warning. Approximately 30 minutes after takeoff from Hanoi at 7:30 PM on May 24th, pilots […]
Air Lease Corporation (Air Lease Corp./ALC) has ordered 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and will lease them to Vietnam Airlines. ALC is also about to order 60 Boeing 737 MAX airliners according to the Wall Street Journal. The 787s aren’t to be delivered until 2018-2019. ALC was founded in 2010 by aircraft entreprenuer Steven Udvar-Házy, who […]