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IATA Operational Safety Audit Certificate granted to Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways was added to the IOSA Registry. The IOSA Registration Certificate Awarding Ceremony was also officially held in January 2020, in Hanoi. ‚ÄčThe IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA registration is the most important prog...

BAA Training Vietnam to start 2020 with 90% of utilization

New aviation training centre in Vietnam, BAA Training Vietnam, looks back on results of the first quarter of operations as it is about to enter 2020 with 90% utilization of the first Airbus A320 full flight simulator. The branch of BAA Training has been established in Vietnam in 2018 as a response to growing pilot demand in Vietnam and the Asia-Pacific region. As the construction of mode...

World's Leading New Airport 2019 - Van Don International Airport in Vietnam

Van Don International Airport in northeast Vietnam has been named "World's Leading New Airport 2019" at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA), which were held in Muscat, Oman. Van Don International Airport – the first private airport in Vietnam that boasts a strategic location in the north – is meant to connect Quang Ninh to other domestic province...

Vietjet orders A321XLR and signs Airbus training services agreement

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has announced that it will add the A321XLR to its fleet, with a firm order for 15 aircraft and the conversion of five A321neo aircraft from its existing backlog. The announcement was made during a visit to Airbus headquarters in Toulouse by Vietjet President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, hosted by Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. During the visit, the airline also sign...

VIAexpo 2019 - Vietnam's Largest Inaugural Aviation Exhibition

VIAexpo 2019 will officially take place from 20th to 22nd November 2019 at 5th floor, Tan Son Nhat Pavillon convention center, 202 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan district, Ho Chi Minh city.  With an exhibiting area of 2000 m2 and more than 50 exhibitors and visitors coming from 30 nations and territories, we are looking forward to welcoming 4000 visitors during the event. Coming to the exhibitio...

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...