Brunei - Country Commercial Guide
Commercial Aviation

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-09-26

Overview

Brunei has a small but growing fleet of commercial aircraft. Royal Brunei Airlines has upgraded its fleet with the arrival of the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Royal Brunei Airlines mainly operate short-haul routes but continues to establish new long-haul routes including London, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Melbourne.

Table 2: Royal Brunei Airlines Aircraft Fleet

Aircraft model

Number of aircraft owned

Airbus 320neo

7

Airbus A320ceo

2

Boeing 787-8

5


Separately, the Sultan of Brunei has his own private fleet of aircraft called Sultan’s Flight. This private fleet includes a Boeing 787, a Boeing 767, and a Boeing 747-8.

Table 3: Brunei Aircraft Production and Trade

No data available.

Leading Sub-Sectors

  • Air commuter carriers, scheduled
  • Scheduled air passenger carriers
  • Scheduled air cargo carriers

Opportunities

U.S. aviation firms may consider building upon existing relationships to secure future contracts. In addition to new sales, aviation maintenance is a potential area for U.S. commercial activity. In 2010, the government identified this sector as a potential industry to promote economic diversification efforts, opening opportunities for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies as well as flight and maintenance training organizations.

Beyond the MRO opportunities, Brunei established the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre in 2012, a joint venture between Canadian company CAE and the Brunei government.  The facility is a flight simulator center that aims to be a regional hub for pilot training. The Brunei government is prepared to collaborate, facilitate, and invest in infrastructure development and site allocation for hangar construction, and back shop and training facilities.

Resources

  • Department of Civil Aviation
  • Ministry of Transport and InfoCommunications
  • Royal Brunei Airlines