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Full throttle: Vietnam scrambles to achieve FAA safety rating

Reports indicate the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could grant Category 1 rating to Vietnam “soon”, allowing the Southeast Asian nation’s airlines to fly to the U.S. and codeshare with American carriers. Vietnam’s efforts to gain the top safety ranking have been backed by U.S. giant Boeing, as the country’s airlines are major customers of both Boeing and Airbus jets....


AeroTime Team
Vietnam’s newest player Bamboo Airways gets permit to fly

Bamboo Airways received its Aircraft Operator Certificate. Initially, the airline was supposed to be launched in October 2018, but the plans were cancelled after it failed to receive flying permits on time....


AeroTime Team
AeroBrief | ACJ320neo maiden flight

On November 19, 2018: The newest Vietnamese Low cost carrier sets a date for its first flight, while Airbus newest business aircraft performs the maiden flight. On other news: Delta is switching its Airbus order, opting for more A330s....


Zivile Zalagenaite
AeroBrief | Drunk pilot, new airline and costly, costly fuel

Up in the skies on November 13, 2018: After a one month delay, Vietnam’s newest LCC finally gets permission to fly. Financial struggles of Air Zimbabwe prompts the country’s government to call for investors,  while another struggling carrier - Jet Airways - attracts airline-collecting conglomerate’s attention. However, not all airlines in India are doing well, as the national carrier gets one of its board members sacked for...


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CDB Aviation leases three A320neos to Bamboo Airways

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, announced on October 29, 2018, the signing of a lease agreement for three new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft with Vietnam’s new carrier, Bamboo Airways....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Vietnam’s startup LCC Bamboo Airways misses launch date

Vietnam's newest low cost carrier – Bamboo Airways – is not launching on October 10 after all....


AeroTime Team
Bamboo Airways commits to 20 Boeing Dreamliners

Boeing and Bamboo Airways announced on June 25, 2018, a commitment for 20 787-9 Dreamliners in deal that would be worth $5.6 billion at list prices when finalized. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce office....