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New Airbus orders in China

On July 1 2022, Airbus confirmed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, demonstrating the positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the Chinese aviation market. Once the relevant criteria are met, these orders will enter the backlog. “These new orders demonstrate the strong confidence in Ai...

EHang partners with Tianxingjian on scenic flight project with EH216

EHang has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of the Jishou city government in Hunan province, China. The two parties plan to develop a scenic flight project at the Aizhai Wonder Tourist Area (“Aizhai Wonder”) in Jishou. Tianxingjian plan...

Sino Jet releases the Carbon Neutrality plan

Sino Jet announced its carbon neutrality goal on World Environment Day on 5th June 2022. Sino Jet plans to align with the aviation industry emission contribution target, utilise the company’s technological advantages, to achieve carbon neutrality in its self-own fleet, ground support businesses and office operations in 2025. And by 2025, Sino Jet aims to drive more than 20% of its manag...

Rolls-Royce celebrated production of 1,000th mtu engine from MTU Yuchai Power

MTU Yuchai Power Company Ltd, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, recently celebrated a major milestone as the 1,000th mtu Series 4000 engine rolled off the production line at the factory in Yulin. Qiwei Wu, President of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group, said: “Six years ago, Rolls-Royce decided to cooperate with Yuchai and located the joint ve...

Sino Jet ranked first in fleet size in Asia-Pacific for 3rd year in a row

Sino Jet has cemented its position as Asia Pacific’s leading business jet operator for three consecutive years. It ranked number one in fleet size in Asia Pacific for the third year in a row, according to Asian Sky Media's 2021 Business Jet Fleet Report. Mainland China consolidated its position as the largest market in the Asia-Pacific region with a total of 340 bu...

China first Carbon Neutral business jet flight completed by Sino Jet

On April 22, Earth Day, Sino Jet announced the import of its own Dassault Falcon 7X business jet from France, and “carbon neutrality” was achieved through adopting low-carbon emission initiatives and the offsets of China Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) throughout the entire flight in the aircraft introduction. This is the first "carbon neutral" flight in China's busi...

Extended landing gear services agreement In China - HAECO Landing Gear Services & Liebherr-Aerospace

HAECO Landing Gear Services announced that the company and Liebherr- Aerospace have extended their initial landing gear service agreement to offer state- of-the-art landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to Embraer E-Jet E1 operators in the Chinese Mainland. Riding on the stable market demand for MRO services in the region, the partnership combines HAECO Landing Gear...

China acquires six AW189 helicopters for Maritime SAR operations

Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport, PRC (MOT CRS) has signed a contract for six AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023.  The PRC (MOT CRS) is China's only national maritime professional rescue and salvage force. It undertakes a range of...

Start of construction for new training center at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

At MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, the joint venture partners MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the construction of a new training center. Beginning in early 2023, the center will train 50 to 100 engine mechanics for the company every year. “With a training center, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai will get on a fast lane to be a company with a...

Aircraft lifecycle centre - sustainable solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of aircraft

Airbus has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding  with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “lifecycle” service centre in China. This agreement will cover a range of activities from aircraft parking and storage, to maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling and recycling services for various aircraft types.  &ldq...

EHang launches 5G intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center

EHang announced that it has partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., LTD (“GDDCI”) to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China. This new Experience Center is especially designed and developed as a new operation spot with all necessary infrastructures for E...

Beijing Police strengthens its long range, high capacity law enforcement with AW189 helicopter order

Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. placed an order for two AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters which will be delivered to Beijing Police as the end user to strengthen its law enforcement, search and rescue, and fire-fighting capabilities in the Chinese Capital’s metropolitan area. The first aircraft will be delivered in the first half of 2022, with the second one following in Q1 2023....