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Vietnam - Brand new aviation training centre is ready to open

BAA Training Vietnam – a European standard aviation training provider announces the completion of the construction of a brand new modern aviation training centre in Ho Chi Minh city.  3000-square-meter, strategically located 18km from the airport training facility is designed to accommodate 4 full flight simulators and fulfil the need of the professional aviation training in the re...

Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam awards FL Technics Indonesia with AMO certification

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, has announced that its subsidiary company FL Technics Indonesia hasreceived an Approved MaintenanceOrganization (AMO) certification from the CivilAviation Administration of Vietnam. This approval opens the door for the company, based in Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airpo...

Boeing, Bamboo Airways Announce Commitment for 20 787 Dreamliners

Commitment marks first widebody airplanes for the Vietnamese startup airline Boeing and Bamboo Airways today announced a commitment for 20 787-9 Dreamliners in deal that would be worth $5.6B at current list prices, when finalized. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce office, witnessed by Vuong Dinh Hue, deputy prime minister of&...

Vietnam Airlines signs MOU for 10 more A350 XWBs

Vietnam Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for 10 more A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft will be used by the airline on non-stop flights to the US, beginning with services between Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles. The MOU was signed in Hanoi today by Duong Tri Thanh, President and CEO of Vietnam Airlines, and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President & CEO. The...

Bell 412EPI makes big impression in Vietnam

Bell Helicopter announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI in Vietnam. The demo was organized with the support of the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi. “Bell Helicopter continues to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market, and we see potential for our modern, multi-mission capable aircraft in this region,” said S...

The Bikini Airline Created Southeast Asia’s First Self-Made Female Billionaire

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is the 45 year old CEO and approximately 90% owner of VietJet, the first private airline to gain approval to operate in Vietnam. She expects to sell up to 30% of the airline in an IPO this year. She made her first million at 21 trading fax machines and latex rubber. Her other major holdings are in commercial real estate. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao with the CEO of Airbu...

Bell Helicopter and Vietnam Helicopter Corporation sign Memorandum of Understanding

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today it has signed an agreement with Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market. VNH leadership joined Bell Helicopter at the company’s global headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, to sign the agreement: Pictured: Bell Helicopter and VNH leadership “We were delighted to...

Vietjet and Airbus to establish A320 Flight & Maintenance Training Services in Ho Chi Minh

Airbus has signed an agreement to provide flight and maintenance training services to Vietjet in Ho Chi Minh City. With this agreement, Vietjet‘s flight training centre will host an Airbus A320 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) to conduct flight crew training for its A320 family fleet. In addition, the agreement provides Maintenance training services via the Airbus training media and courseware...

Vietnam Airlines Joint Stock Company's Statement on 2015 Business Performance

The VNA Joint Stock Company convened the 2015 Review and 2016 Plan Implementation Meeting. At this event, VNA also officially announced the establishment of the Vietnam International Airport Ground Services (VIAGS) Ltd. and held the Signing Ceremony of the Tripartite Coordination Instrument between VNA, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) and the Airports Cor...

Vietjet Places $3.6B Order With Airbus for 30 New A321s

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet helped break an order logjam at the Dubai Airshow on November 10 by announcing a firm order with Airbus valued at $3.6 billion to purchase 30 A321 narrowbody airliners. The order is the third the carrier has made with Airbus over the past two years. Hanoi-based Vietjet, which launched operations in 2011, now operates 29 A320-series aircraft, including three A...

Vietnam Airlines results for the first nine months of 2015

Vietnam Airlines Corporation would like to announce our business result for the first nine months through to September. Vietnam’s macro-economy has been stabilised with positive growth figures in the first nine months of the year. Various policies that promote the country’s tourism industry have been put into effect since mid year this year. The visa-waiver program for the five E...

VietJet A320 suffers radome damage after bird strike

A VietJet Air Airbus A320 aircraft suffered extensive damage to its radome in a bird strike incident on the evening of 30 September. The aircraft was flying on the Buon Ma Thuot-Hanoi route operating flight VJ496, confirms VietJet. The carrier provided no details on the number of passengers or crew aboard the jet, but says it landed safely. Images on social media show the aircraft...