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Sino Jet Opens FBO at Nanchang Changbei International Airport

Sino Jet has entered a strategic partnership with the Jiangxi Airport VIP Service Company to build and manage the first fixed-base operator facility (FBO) at Nanchang Changbei International Airport. The grand opening of the FBO took place on September 24. The investment forms part of Sino Jet’s expansion into mainland China ahead of an expected a 20% year-on-year increase in business je...

EHang unveils Heavy-lift AAV for Short-to-Medium-Haul aerial logistics

EHang unveils the logistics version of its flagship product EHang 216 - the “EHang 216L”, for short-to-medium-haul air logistics in both urban and rural areas. The EHang 216L boasts a payload of 200kg, which, to the Company’s knowledge, is the largest for multi-rotor AAVs for aerial logistics. The EHang 216L is another good application of its world-leading AAV technology platform...

EHang joins international project to develop Air Ambulance

EHang announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use.  Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft. The&...

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 was successfully held

2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020 attracted nearly 200 delegates from governments, organizations, institutes, universities, industrial enterprises and media. And, the Congress 2020 hosted 19 domestic and foreign speakers who delivered keynote speeches.  The congress was successfully held in Shanghai from Aug. 13th to 14th, 2020. This forum was hosted by Shanghai Society...

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...