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Focus on Chinese market: ALSIM cements its relationship with the CAFUC

Alsim is extremely pleased to announce the consolidation of its ongoing partnership with the CAFUC. Alsim has been awarded the recent tender for supply of 4 AL42 simulators sold to CAFUC (Civil Aviation Flight University of China), thus increasing the fleet of Alsims within the CAFUC to 9 simulators. Dedicated to PPL & IR training, this device, first developed in developed in 2005, is an...

Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution: EHang

EHang announced the launch of the world’s first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution.  Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, “EHang 216F” is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.  This launch further demonstrates the Company’s ability to commercialize its world’s leading AAV technology platform...

EHang expanding production facility for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

EHang will build a new AAV production facility in Yunfu city in Guangdong, China with a planned initial annual capacity of 600 units and an RMB42 million (approx. US$6 million) investment supported by the local government in the facility. The EHang Yunfu facility is aimed to be established as an industry-leading AAV production center, including an R&D facility for air mobility soluti...

Sino Jet - operating business jets in a new normal

Sino Jet shared candid insight into their operational environment in 2020. The company commented that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in public perception of business jets from a luxury product to a safe and efficient transportation tool and alternative to commercial options. Despite “third-wave” restrictions now tightening in Hong Kong, Sino Jet stated confidence that if...

Bell established New Service Center in China

Bell Textron is strengthening its customer service and support offerings with the acquisition of Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to increase Bell’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in China. Previously appointed as an Authorized Maintenance Center, the acquired Zhenjiang Aerochine – now Zhenjiang Bell Textron Aviation Service Co. Ltd (Zhenjiang Bell)...

Self-flying EHang 216 showcases aerial sightseeing trips over the sea in East China

EHang announced the aerial sightseeing trial flights in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. An EHang 216 took four passengers to the air for aerial sightseeing trips over the sea around the beautiful Fisherman’s Wharf in Yantai city, one of the many AAAA national tourist attraction locations throughout China. The passengers were enthusiastic about their first-ever AAV ride...

China Express took delivery of Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines

China Express Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. This delivery brings the China Express total fleet to a milestone 50 aircraft, with 28 more A320neo aircraft on order.   “Today is a significant milestone for our airline, and for the evolution of our growing fleet,” said Mr. Li Zhi Liang, President of...

New Aviation Training Centre in China - BAA Training and HNCA

The opening ceremony held on 14 June, 2020, marked the beginning of the activity of BAA Training China – a modern six full flight simulators‘ aviation training centre. Following the Joint Venture agreement between Avia Solutions Group PLC (ASG), a global multi-service aviation holding, and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA), signed in July 2019, the com...

200+ Medical Supply Flights to Europe - China Eastern Airlines

At 09:09 AM June 5 local time, a China Eastern Airlines (CEA) ”passenger to cargo “flight MU7263 took off from Jinan to Milan fully loaded with over 20 tons of supplies. This is CEA `s 22th flight transporting medical equipment directly from China to Italy.  CEA performed 300 cargo flights per week recently. As of May, CEA performed accumulatively 4,000 flights involved in huma...

EHang obtained World First Commercial pilot operation approval of passenger-grade AAVs for Air Logistics Uses

EHang obtained the world’s first commercial pilot operation approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) to use EHang 216 passenger-grade AAVs for air logistics purpose.  Thus, EHang became the world’s first AAV company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 150 kg plus heavy-lift air l...

SF Airlines will retrofit their aircraft with Thales/ACSS avionics

SF Airlines, which operates China's largest cargo fleet, has chosen Thales and ACSS, an L3Harris Technologies and Thales joint venture, as the exclusive avionics suppliers to retrofit its fleet with ADS-B Out-compliant airborne equipment. This selection is an active response to CAAC's (Civil Aviation Administration of China) promotion of ADS-B technology. Jerome Bend...

EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang announced its successful participation in a flood emergency response exercise recently organized by the local government in Shaoguan, China. In this exercise, EHang had fully demonstrated the real application of its AAV technologies in an emergency situation. The large-scale AAV operations were conducted efficiently and autonomously, in a centralized mode. This further exemplifies the use ca...