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TRU to bring new training technology to Emirate's world-class training academy in Dubai

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has signed a letter of commitment to provide six Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based upon TRU’s new ODYSSEY™ 7 hybrid full flight simulator, to Emirates Flight Training Academy, an unprecedented and newly launched pilot training center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Supporting the center...

Boeing, Air China Celebrate Delivery of China's First 737 MAX 8

 Boeing and Air China today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX 8. China's national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year. "Air China has been a longstanding valued customer for decades," said Rick Ande...

Air China Introduces its First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air China officially unveiled the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing today. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a 787-9 enter into service. "The 787-9 Dreamliner employs a multitude of cutting-edge technologies best represented by its electronic handling system and wide application of comp...

Handsome pilot with massive social media following suspended over LIVE broadcasts from the cockpit

An Air China pilot who amassed legions of online followers for his on-duty broadcasts from inside the cockpit has been suspended from his job. Images and footage posted to Chinese Twitter site Weibo on Friday show the unnamed pilot in uniform and sunglasses appearing to prepare for take-off. The pictures divided social media, with thousands of online fans praising the 'handsome' pilo...

Boeing, Air China Finalize Order for Six 777-300ERs

Boeing and Air China announced an order for six additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order is valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices and bolsters Air China’s long-haul widebody fleet as it looks to expand its international network. “The 777-300ER has consistently proved its value as a long-haul flagship for our customers around the world, making it the...

Air China Announces the Start of its Beijing-Montreal-Havana Service in Beijing

On December 27, 2015, Air China announced at a ceremony held at T3 of Beijing Capital International Airport that it would start China’s first route to Cuba. The inaugural flight will depart from Beijing for Havana, the capital of Cuba, with a stopover in Montreal. In attendance were distinguished guests from the Cuban Embassy in China, Beijing Capital International Airport and Air China....

Air China touches down in Auckland

Air China has touched down in New Zealand for the first time with the arrival of flight CA783 in Auckland on Thursday evening. The Airbus A330-200, B-5932, landed a little after 1830 local time on Thursday following its 12 and a half hour journey from Beijing. The reciprocal, CA784, took off at about 2020 bound for the Chinese capital. Air China is operating a daily Beijing-Auckland service...

Air China Flight's Engine Smoke Disturbs Fuzhou Airport

Passengers were forced to deplane from an Air China (CA) aircraft that was preparing to fly from Fuzhou to Beijing after smoke was detected in the aircraft engine on Thursday morning. The Beijing-bound flight CA1822 was performed by a Boeing 738 aircraft, Registration B-5507. The flight was scheduled to take off from Fuzhou at 7:45 a.m. and land in Beijing at 10:35 a.m. Six firetrucks a...