Reconditioned fuel bowsers not allowed to be imported starting from November

Reconditioned fuel bowsers will no longer be permitted to be imported beginning in November because of their weakness in security and capacity, which could trigger the outbreak of fire and other hazards, said an official from the Ministry of Commerce. “The commerce ministry will not allow. The import of the reconditioned fuel bowsers to ensure […]

Myanmar Implements its First PBN Procedures

Using a Cessna Caravan equipped with a retrofitted Garmin G1000 avionics package, Chris Baur, CEO of Hughes Aerospace, lead a team of Myanmar pilots through the first-ever PBN validation flight in Myanmar. “The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) of Myanmar wanted to implement their first ever [Global Navigation Satellite System] GNSS procedures starting with the […]

Myanmar’s Air Mandalay CEO adamant flights will resume this month

Air Mandalay (6T, Yangon) CEO U Sai Kham Park Hpa has refuted claims levelled by predecessor Gary Villiard that the airline’s poor financial and managerial state will preclude it from resuming operations at the end of the month. “We will resume operations with one ATR72-212 and two ERJ-145 aircraft, which will arrive in Myanmar near […]

Former CEO questions future as Air Mandalay service is grounded

The recently departed chief executive officer of Air Mandalay says there is “zero chance” the struggling domestic airline can return to the skies at the end of January as its management has claimed, and even cast doubt on the future of the company. However, new CEO U Sai Kham Park Hpa insisted last week that […]

Myanma Airways takes new name, plans international flights

State-owned carrier Myanma Airways will re-christen as Myanmar National Airways as it looks to once again take to international skies, officials said on December 10. The airline has also embarked on a corporatisation process that will see it operate at arms’-length from the Union government and Ministry of Transport, and has been updating services such […]

Myanmar Airways to hold talks with ATR Airbus Group

YANGON — With the impending arrival of new aircraft earlier than the scheduled delivery time, officials from state-owned Myanmar Airways will visit France to hold talks with French Aerospace Company (ATR), according to Myanmar Airways’ report. The Myanmar Airways signed an agreement on May 6 to buy six new aircraft from ATR and to open […]

FMI Air ready to test out new model for Myanmar aviation market with CRJ base at Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar start-up FMI Air is aiming to launch scheduled services by the end of 2014 using 50-seat CRJ200 regional jets based at the capital Nay Pyi Taw. FMI will become the first airline to establish a hub at Nay Pyi Taw, which has an underutilised modern international airport that opened in 2011. FMI will enter […]

Boeing to assist Myanmar’s Air Mandalay to lease B737 NextGens

Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Mandalay (6T, Yangon) pledging to assist the Myanmar-based operator in its efforts to source B737 NextGen aircraft via lease. “This memorandum is an important step in our growth strategy,” Dato’ Adam Htoon, principal of Air Mandalay, said “Due to the growth of tourism […]

Lufthansa Expands Ticket Sales in Myanmar

German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has authorised a group of ticket agents to sell tickets within Myanmar to make it easier for customers to book flights to Europe, typically connecting through Bangkok. Following the move, tickets can now be purchased not only by individual travelers but also by smaller travel agencies in the sales […]

Private jet service off to quick start

Myanmar MJETS Business Aviation Centre has received 14 jets in from other countries it its first month of operation, it said. Two were air-ambulances to transport patients from Myanmar to hospitals in other countries and the rest were private business jets, the company said. The aviation centre opened at Yangon International Airport on August 1, […]