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Vietnam Airlines takes Airbus A330 out of service, renews fleet

Vietnam Airlines has stopped operating the wide-bodied Airbus A330 aircraft as it seeks to upgrade its fleet with newer models.

Ministry greenlights Bamboo Airways’ fleet expansion

The Transport Ministry has approved in principle a proposal by private airline Bamboo Airways to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft by 2023.

Military aircraft crashes in central Vietnam, two killed

A military aircraft crashed in Cam Lam District in the central province of Khanh Hoa Friday morning, killing two pilots.  
June 14, 2019 | 11:10 am GMT+7

Vietjet earns over $153 million from selling aircraft purchasing options

Low-cost carrier Vietjet sold aircraft purchase options after acquiring them for 40-60 percent discounts by making bulk orders.
May 13, 2019 | 07:51 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Airlines to spend $3.8 billion on expanding fleet by 2025

National flag carrier plans to get between 50 and 75 narrow-body aircraft; says large orders will be more cost-effective.
May 08, 2019 | 09:01 am GMT+7

Bamboo Airways fleet expansion plan runs into overreach concerns

Bamboo Airways’ request to expand its fleet has hit a roadblock with Vietnam’s aviation authorities unsure of its management capabilities.
April 29, 2019 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Vietnam closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Vietnam has banned Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying over its airspace due to safety concerns following similar actions by many other countries.
March 13, 2019 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Vietnam carriers begin race to operate US direct flights

Vietnamese airlines are scrambling to begin direct services to the U.S. and have begun to place orders for aircraft.
March 06, 2019 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

Military plane carrying Trump's copter takes on heavy responsibilities

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is not only the backbone of American military transportation, but also the go-to vehicle for its leaders during foreign visits.
February 20, 2019 | 07:46 pm GMT+7

Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump

Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lackluster sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.
February 14, 2019 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

Vietnam opens first aircraft engine parts factory

Vietnam’s first airplane parts factory, invested in by South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group, was inaugurated Thursday in Hanoi.
December 07, 2018 | 07:35 pm GMT+7

Vietnam aviation to get its sixth carrier

Malaysia-based AirAsia and Vietnamese firm Hai Au Aviation agreed Thursday they would launch a new low-cost airline.
December 07, 2018 | 11:44 am GMT+7

US approves possible $330 million military sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of military aircraft worth up to $330 million, the Pentagon said Monday.
September 25, 2018 | 08:24 am GMT+7

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways commits to 20 Boeing aircraft

Bamboo Airways plans to begin commercial operations next year out of Hanoi.
June 26, 2018 | 03:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese flight delayed to send pregnant Czech woman to hospital

The passenger kept saying 'baby' as she was bleeding heavily.
May 17, 2018 | 03:56 pm GMT+7
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