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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...

GA Telesis MRO Services Group Receives Chinese CAAC Landing Gear Certification

GA Telesis announced its MRO Services Group received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China ("CAAC") for its Miami-based landing gear operation. This new rating allows GA Telesis MRO Services to repair and overhaul CRJ900 landing gears for China Express Airlines ("China Express"). In 2019, the Company entered into a long-term agreement to overhaul la...

New Rolls-Royce MTU solutions distributor in China

Rolls-Royce is moving forward with its growth strategy in China, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. VPower Group, one of the world’s leading system integrators in the power generation sector, has become a new distributor for MTU products in China. The company has been integrating MTU engines and systems for more than 10 years into their customer solutions. The new distribution agreeme...

EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certificate granted to FL ARI

An EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification approval was granted to FL ARI Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Company. Just to remind, FL ARI is a joint venture between CALC, Aircraft Recycling International and FL Technics. FL ARI is now cleared to provide line maintenance support for aircraft from the Boeing 737 NG series to Airbus A320 families. &ldqu...

Ansat supplies to China are ready to start

Russian Helicopters completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People's Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. At Airshow China 2018 Russian Helicopters signed a contract for...

ABACE 2020 Cancelled

The National Business Aviation Association announced the decision to cancel this year’s Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, given health concerns and other special challenges for event participants, which have arisen in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. ABACE 2020 was scheduled to take place in Shanghai from April 16-18. In remarking on the decision, NBAA Preside...

HondaJet Elite deliveries to China has begun

Honda Aircraft Company has begun deliveries of the HondaJet Elite to China. This first HondaJet Elite was delivered by Honda Aircraft Company at its world headquarters in Greensboro, NC to its exclusive dealer in China, Honsan General Aviation Co., Ltd. The first delivery to China comes after receiving Chinese type certification from the Civil Aviation Admin...

EHang Debuts In-City Demo Flight for Commercial Sightseeing Operations

EHang announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate to build out an urban air mobility demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major milestone as EHang prepares for the launch of commercial operations of its much-anticipated autonomous flying taxis.Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Heli Chuangxin and EHang are committed to b...

Delivery of 100th ARJ 21 Landing Gear Strut - Liebherr LAMC Aviation

A major milestone achieved by Liebherr LAMC Aviation – the delivery of the 100th landing gear strut from Changsha for COMAC's twin-engined regional jet ARJ21 program. Since the first delivery ceremony for the ARJ21's landing gear struts took place in 2016, a lot has happened at Liebherr LAMC Aviation (Changsha) Co., Ltd. The successful joint venture is not only celebra...

The next level of China airlines and airports automation

Airlines and airports in China are moving to another level of passenger service. They are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to provide the hyper-personalized self-service experience their passengers are demanding. According to the SITA 2019 China IT Insights, shared today, China’s airlines and airports are using these technologies to expand mobile services and automating the j...