PAL Finally Secures Seattle
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 Flight Begins October 2 Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will finally fly Seattle beginning October 2 on thrice a week service to Manila every Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on board Boeing 777-300ER. Our previous report is here PR124 leaves Manila at 10:40pm arriving Seattle Tacoma Airport at 7:15pm on the same day. Return flight PR125 leaves Seattle at 11:40pm arriving Manila at 4:45am. Introductory fares begins at US$797 one way, and $1,121 for return flight to Manila.  PAL last flew to Seattle in 1998 ..read more
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Sunlight Air Spreads Its Wings
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  8 March 2024 Boutique Airline Sunlight Air (RLB) is spreading its wings from a mere transport provider of Brito family's Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort (SETIR) in Cullion, Palawan as a shell, to resort partners in San Vicente and Busuanga as a charter company, to become a full fledged airline as it introduces new hub and expands its domestic route across the country. Starting during the time of Covid in July 22, 2019, Sunlight Air is growing its hub in Clark and making a new hub in Cebu as it fly to famous tourists destinations such as Clark-Coron, and Cebu-Siargao beginning April 1 ..read more
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China Airlines Wing Clipped at NAIA
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29 February 2024 A Philippine Airlines Airbus A330-300 (RP-C8766) doing flight PR318 bound to Hong Kong hit the winglet of adjacent China Airlines Airbus A330-300 (B-18317) while on push-back around 10:15am Tuesday, causing both planes to be grounded.  No one was reported hurt in the accident. The return flight of CI-701 was cancelled pending safety investigation and repair works.  China Airlines said the CI701 plane only suffered minor damage, but it had decided to send a replacement A330-300 aircraft that evening with CI702 departing at 7:40pm for the return leg from Manila to Ta ..read more
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PAF Selects Gripen
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Earmarks US$2 Billion for MRF Re-Horizon Project 24 February 2024 The Philippine Department of Defense (DND) is slated to select Swedish-made multi-role fighter aircraft next month as it signs Implementing Arrangements with the Nordic Country. The two countries earlier signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning Cooperation in the Acquisition of Defense Materiel in June 3, 2023, and ratified on September 4, 2023 by both countries. Teodoro said they will be signing the Implementing Arrangement (IA) concerning the Procurement of Defense Materiel and Equipment (IA-PDME) sometime in ..read more
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Collins Aerospace Locks Deal with PAL
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PAL Takes Collins Solutions 23 February 2024 Rayheon (RTX) subsidiary Collins Aerospace and flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced in Singapore that it secured a new agreement that will allow improved operational efficiency for the airline. Collins Aerospace said the agreement also provided an enhanced passenger experience, and streamlined communication and collaboration processes for PAL. “This agreement will empower Philippine Airlines to improve operations, enhance the passenger experience, and drive growth,” said Collins Aerospace executive director for connectivity & enab ..read more
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Philjets Brings Electric Plane to the Philippines
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21 February 2024 German air mobility firm Lilium is bringing "flying cars", or electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jets, to the Philippines as PhilJets plans to add 10 six-passenger eVTOL aircraft to its fleet.  The Philippines-based company signed a memorandum of understanding with the German manufacturer at the Singapore Air show yesterday covering the provisional sales agreement and a partnership that will focus on defining routes and the market for an on-demand air taxi service. The Lilium Jet has a flying range of up to 175 kilometers (109 miles) at speeds of up to 250 kp ..read more
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Gov't Pitches Clark Airport as Aerospace Centre
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20 February 2024 The Philippine government is pitching Clark International Airport to be the next Asian hub for aerospace investments at the 2024 Singapore Airshow opening today, as it aims to attract potential investors for seven flagship projects in the country. Department of Transportation (DOTr) said they sent delegations to Singapore and opening the Philippine Pavilion to convinced aerospace companies around the world to invest in Clark. DOTr Secretary Jaime J. Bautista said they will be briefing investors on the successful bid for the US$3 billion NAIA O&M Contract, as it attract ..read more
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NASA Plane Arrives In Clark As it Studies Air Quality in Asia
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NASA's DC-8 Arrives In Clark  3 February 2024   A NASA DC-8’ plane (N817NA) researching Air Quality Issues in Asia Pacific has landed in Clark yesterday after leaving its home port in Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California via Honolulu and Guam under its ASIA-AQ campaign . ASIA-AQ is Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality across interested Asian countries and will fly over the Philippines, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan. The transpacific testbed was installed with the  the most recent technologies with a brand new and fully integ ..read more
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2024 Aviation Transport Infrastructure Program
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 5 January 2024 AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 2024 ITEM AIRPORT ALLOCATION REMARKS 1 NAIA 1.640 Billion CNS-ATM PIII 2 Pag-Asa 1.5 Billion 3 Kalibo 581 Million 4 Laoag 320 Million 5 Bukidnon 300 Million 6 Puerto Princesa 300 Million 7 New Zamboanga 300 Million 8 M'lang 250 Million 9 Catbalogan 225 Million 10 Daet 200 Million 11 New Manila 200 Million 12 Candon 200 Million 13 Borongan 190 Million 14 Iloilo 150 Million 15 Tugegarao 100 Million 16 Bacon 100 Million 17 Maasin 100 Million 18 Tandag 100 Million 19 Jolo ..read more
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CEB Flies MNL-Da Nang
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 8 December 2023 Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific (CEB) mounted its first ever direct flight from Manila to Da Nang, Vietnam on Thursday, Dec. 7, making it the airline's third destination operating in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. "Today, Cebu Pacific makes history once again as we make traveling to Da Nang, Vietnam more affordable and accessible for every Juan,” said Xander Lao, CEB President and Chief Commercial Officer.   The airline's Manila to Da Nang flights will be operated thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays utilizing A320 aircraft. Departure time ..read more
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