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Twenty years of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines Company Limited, marks 20 years since the company was founded. Over the past two decades, the facility has completed over 3,000 engines and grown from a greenfield facility to become the largest engine shop in Asia by shop visits. “We are extremely proud of all that the facility has achieved...

Grounded fleet size of China Eastern Airlines reduced to zero at Shanghai base

The grounded fleet size of China Eastern Airlines has fallen to zero at its Shanghai base, the carrier said in a note sent to the Global Times on March 12, 2021, another sign that the aviation market is recovering.  At present, China Eastern's average daily passenger flight volume has recovered to about 2,400. It is expected that there will be a surge in travel...

Liebherr celebrates over twenty thousand repairs of aerospace components in China

The repair of a flow control valve for an Airbus A320 that belongs to a Chinese operator marks a milestone for Liebherr in China.  Over the past five years, the company has been investing in the development of a growing range of OEM maintenance services on air management systems (ATA Chapters 21 and 36) for various airlines operating Airbus single aisle and long range as well as Bombardier...

First EH216 trial flights over the Sea of Southern China completed

EHang recently successfully completed the first trial flights of EH216 over the sea of Southern China. The flights started from Hengqin New District and ended in Dong Ao Island in Zhuhai City. Dong Ao Island, located in the south-central part of Wanshan Archipelago of Zhuhai City, is a popular tourist destination in the sea of Southern China. With superior geographical location and pleasant nat...

First EHang 216 AAV Trial Flights in Beijing completed

EHang recently successfully completed the first trial flights of its EH216 in Beijing. It was the first time that a passenger-grade AAV flied over the capital of China, a highly regulated airspace in China. These unmanned trial flights obtained the official approval from the airspace regulator. In February 2021, two units of EH216 completed a total of five unmanned trial flights over the frozen...

Future of Urban Air Mobility - EHang founder on its mission and technological advancements

What is the future of urban air mobility? Far from being the easiest question to answer especially in aviation post-covid era. One thing is quite obvious - the future is already here. The speed of development of urban air mobility concept is just stunning. We have an amazing opportunity to let you discover EHang, the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company in very...

AERO ASIA will take place for the first time on 28-31 October 2021 in Zhuhai

Messe Friedrichshafen and Zhuhai Airshow Co.,Ltd cooperate on AERO ASIA to create a new and leading Business and General aviation show for China and Southeast Asia. The show will be supported by the Asian Business Aviation Association. With AERO ASIA Zhuhai, the province of Guangdong will get a second aviation show besides Airshow China.  AERO ASIA Zhuhai and Airshow China will take plac...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to jointly initiate Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations for aerial sightseeing and other air mobility services in the Hengqin New Area, the largest island and a Free Trade Zone in southeast...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Pratt & Whitney sign PW1100G-JM network agreement

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Pratt & Whitney have signed a network agreement that covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1100G-JM engines at the facility in China. The facility will begin introduction of PW1100G-JM capabilities immediately and expects to be able to carry out MRO work from mid-2021. MTU Maintenance Zhuhai estimates a volume of 1,000 shop vis...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai completes expansion and celebrates 3,000 shop visits

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines Company Limited, has completed its facility expansion to increase existing capacity by 50 percent to 450 shop visits per year and adding ca. 13,600 square meters as well as employee sport and parking facilities. Teams will start moving into the office buildings from December and the shop will ramp up initi...

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to establish additional facility in Jinwan district

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company limited, announces plans to establish a second facility in the neighboring Jinwan district. The facility is to be called MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co., Ltd. Jinwan Branch, will have an initial annual capacity of 250 shop visits and expects to enter operations in 2024. The purchase of a 150,000 square m...

EHang to Accelerate UAM Services

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) recently announced the first Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones (“UCAEZs”) to solidify China’s global leadership in developing an unmanned civil aviation industry. The list of UCAEZs covers as many as 13 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hezhou, Hangzhou, Zigong, Anyang, Nanjing, Tianjin, Yulin, Shenyang, D...