AirAsia and the Qantas group’s Jetstar Airways are likely to deepen their newly announced alliance, whose ambitions so far include seeking to influence the design of future narrowbody airliners from Airbus and Boeing. The planned joint specification will, perhaps for the first time, present western manufacturers with a powerful Asia/Pacific influence in the design of narrowbody aircraft, just as carriers in the Far East have long been heavyweight players in determining the ...


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