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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply two AW139 twin engine helicopters which will be operated in Hokkaido and Fukushima prefectures. This latest order brings the number of AW139 helicopters ordered by customers in Japan to more than 40.
Air China will increase its Beijing-Moscow service CA909/10 by two flights a week to daily starting March 31. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 13:45 local time, while the return flight departs from Moscow at 19:45 local time. The total flight time is 11 hours and 30 minutes. The flights will be operated with the newly revamped B777-200.
With raising the notches one class above for all four cabin services and starting to introduce fully flat seat to business class through the significant improvements in spaciousness and functionality of seats, JAL has decided to configure SKY SUITE 777(Boeing 777-300ER aircraft) from early May 2013 on the long-haul route between Tokyo (Narita) and New York (John F. Kennedy) after it was deployed on Narita = London route from January 2013.
The 11th Routes Asia event will take place on 17-19 March in Mumbai, India. With over 600 delegates representing 300 airlines and airports from across the region, the event is expected to match or even surpass last year's record total. Routes Asia is the only annual event designed to facilitate meetings between senior airport executives and airline route decision makers as well as tourism authorities from the entire Asia region.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced today that the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center will conduct two new research projects on air traffic management to support the long-term efficiency, capacity and safety of China’s air traffic system.
Two JAL Group airlines received the highest recognition for their on-time performance in the calendar year 2012, by an independent aviation performance-tracking company FlightStats.
Hawaiian Airlines will add its fifth Japan gateway in June with the launch of new service three times a week to Sendai, Japan, starting June 25, pending Japan government approval.
Cathay Pacific Airways today reopened the First Class Lounge in The Wing, the airline’s flagship lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, following an extensive renovation. The newly opened 1,697-square-metre lounge, together with the Business Class Lounge, where renovations were completed last year, offers unparalleled levels of comfort and service to passengers flying out of Hong Kong.