Jeremy Torr

Jeremy Torr
SE Asia Bureau Chief

Jeremy Torr is an experienced editor and journalist, with extensive publishing experience across three continents. Originally from the UK, he is a trained engineer, where he wrote for a range of technical publications plus The Guardian, Sunday Times and Penguin Books. 
In Australia he worked as technology editor and contributor for the Sydney Morning Herald, Business Review Weekly, and the Melbourne Age – as well as successfully establishing a paragliding school.
Since moving to Singapore 13 years ago, he has worked most recently as editor of Asian Airlines and Airports magazine, previously edited SilverKris inflight, and contributes to Discovery Channel and Forbes magazine on business, science and technology issues. 

GE And Mahindra To Collaborate On Structures 

GE Aviation has signed an agreement to collaborate and possibly produce metallic aerostructures with India-based Mahindra Aerospace, to complement its UK-based composite productions capability.

The agreement will look at Mahindra’s potential for producing what it calls “metallic aerostructures for a range of aircraft applications,” to build on the company’s existing expertise in producing aircraft such as the GA8 Airvan, the Australian-designed, single-engine general purpose aircraft.

MH17 Latest Blow To Malaysia’s Financial Outlook 

The loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) is the latest in a series of potentially crippling blows to Malaysian Airline System (MAS), whose CEO acknowledged it was facing a much-needed “operational reset” even before the July 17 disaster over Ukraine.

Like many state-founded and -funded airlines across the region, MAS has been suffering from the predations of low-cost carriers (LCC) AirAsia and Lion Air for years. March’s MH370 disaster has hurt the airline’s reputation and income stream, and the MH17 fallout is still to come. 

MH17 Adds Another Severe Blow to Malaysia Airlines Prospects
Asian legacy carriers struggle with profitability problems
Malaysia Airlines Struggles With MH17 Consequences
Malaysia Airlines has offered a full ticket refund to all passengers opting not to fly the airline
SpiceJet Turns To GE, Dowty For 737, Q400 Support 
Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet Airlines has selected GE Aviation’s flight efficiency services to support its fleet of 52 Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft, and GE’s Dowty Propellers to maintain its Q400 propeller systems.
Asian International Traffic Out-Pacing Domestic Demand 
Domestic passenger demand within the Asia-Pacific region increased in May but was out-paced by international traffic and overall figures, Airports Council International (ACI) figures show.
China Pushing To Place Turboprops Abroad 
The imminent arrival of new Harbin Y-12Es at Real Tonga Airlines and Nepal Airlines Corporation continues a series of deals by Aviation Industry Corporation of China for its turboprop aircraft in developing countries.
Bombardier Seals $230 Million Deal With Khazakstan 

Newly minted central Asian airline Air Khazakstan is to start flying the first of 10 Bombardier Q400 NGs next March, with a $230 million price tag on the aircraft/operations deal.

Bombardier’s director of business development and sales in Russia and the CIS, Mark Gilbert, added that initial pilot training will be carried out in Canada, and that expatriate staff would establish the operation, “but the whole idea is that the Air Khazakstan company is managed by officials from Kazakhstan,” he said.

Tigerair Replaces Chairman 
Ailing low-cost carrier Tiger Airways Holdings (Tigerair) later this month will replace its chairman of the board, bumping an aviation industry veteran in favor of a financial strategist.
iBeacons May Ease Passenger Airport Experience 

You have checked in for your flight and are killing time browsing the Duty Free shops when an announcement with your name in it rings across the departure hall, and you panic: You forgot to reset your watch. How far? Which way? Walk, run or take the shuttle? You make a dash for it, but the gate closes 2 min. before you get there.

“We thought you had decided not to travel,” says the gate clerk as you work on apologies for the missed meeting.

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