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Siva Govindasamy

Singapore Airlines Q1 profits up despite cargo weakness

28 Jul 2016

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines' first quarter group operating profits jumped 73.9 percent despite rising losses at its cargo division, the company said in a stock exchange filing.

Chinese lessor orders ARJ-21 jets in $2.3 billion deal

12 Jul 2016

SINGAPORE China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) has bought 30 Comac ARJ-21 regional jets and signed options for 30 more in a deal potentially worth $2.3 billion.

Chinese lessor orders ARJ-21 jets in $2.3 billion deal

12 Jul 2016

SINGAPORE China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) has bought 30 Comac ARJ-21 regional jets and signed options for 30 more in a deal potentially worth $2.3 billion (1.77 billion pounds), the company said in a statement late on Monday.

Exclusive - AirAsia eyes HK listing as it expands in North Asia

11 Jul 2016

FARNBOROUGH, England AirAsia is studying a dual listing in Hong Kong, part of plans to become a pan-Asian low-cost airline player as it also moves towards setting up a joint venture in China, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Japan plans July fighter jet tender seen worth $40 billion as China tensions simmer

30 Jun 2016

SINGAPORE Japan will launch a tender for fighter jets as soon as mid-July, the Ministry of Defence said, in a deal seen worth up to $40 billion as Tokyo seeks to bolster its air defenses amid creeping tension with China over disputed maritime borders.

Singapore delays $1 billion military helicopter buy after Super Puma crash: sources

21 Jun 2016

SINGAPORE Singapore has delayed a decision on a $1 billion helicopter purchase after the crash in April of a civilian Airbus Super Puma whose military version was the frontrunner to clinch the order, sources familiar with the matter said.

Vistara, AirAsia India seek quick fleet growth as aviation rules eased, sources say

16 Jun 2016

SINGAPORE Vistara and AirAsia India, airline ventures of India's biggest conglomerate Tata Group, aim to boost their fleet sizes to 20 planes within a year and launch international services after the country overhauled aviation rules, two people familiar with their strategy said.

Vistara, AirAsia India seek quick fleet growth as aviation rules eased-sources

16 Jun 2016

SINGAPORE, June 16 Vistara and AirAsia India, airline ventures of India's biggest conglomerate Tata Group, aim to boost their fleet sizes to 20 planes within a year and launch international services after the country overhauled aviation rules, two people familiar with their strategy said.

Call the air ambulance: Medical helicopters tipped for future China boom

08 Jun 2016

SINGAPORE/BEIJING As China opens up its low-level airspace to civilian aircraft, the global aviation industry is laying the groundwork for a boom beyond private business jets and pilot training schools - with the purchase of fleets of air ambulance helicopters.

Vietnam's VietJet to buy 100 Boeing planes for $11.3 billion

23 May 2016

HANOI/SINGAPORE Vietnam's VietJet on Monday agreed a firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 jets worth $11.3 billion at list prices, making it one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing low-cost carriers.

World News

U.S. Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats in the House of Representatives announced formal charges against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the fourth U.S. president in history to face impeachment.