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. 

Qantas Could Separate Domestic Operations 

Following a landmark decision by the Australian Senate Chamber to allow changes to government restrictions on the ownership of the national flag carrier, Qantas is said to be looking at a potential split of its operations into international and domestic.

ST Aerospace Extends CFM TRUEngine Register 

Singapore-based MRO ST Aerospace (STA) has extended its TRUEngine authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider license for CFM56 turbofan engines. The agreement should help bolster Singapore’s position in the increasingly competitive regional MRO market.

The deal is further indication of Singapore’s commitment to developing itself into a major aviation MRO hub, as indicated by Singapore Economic Development Board Managing Director Yeoh Keat Chuan. 

How Royal Brunei Aims To Climb To Profitability 
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Qantas Could Hive Off Domestic Operations 
The company has already done some work on the separation, with its February application for separate AOCs for international and domestic operations, although that has been on ice since the beginning of the year. Additionally, the carrier already submits separate financial reports for its international and domestic operations.
AirAsia Drops Plans For Indonesian Subsidiary IPO 
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is abandoning plans to take the low-cost carrier group’s Indonesian subsidiary to an IPO.
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
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