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China Cargo Airlines extends component contract with Lufthansa Technik

Already in 2019 China Cargo Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik AG with the component support for their Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft.  As the new Boeing 777 freighters come into service, Lufthansa Technik now has extended its component support so that China Cargo Airlines can continuously provide smooth air cargo services to more than 200 destinations around the world. Under the...

Embraer E190-E2 got type certification in China

Embraer E190-E2 has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. It is expected that certification for Embraer’s larger E195-E2 aircraft, which is ongoing, will follow shortly. Embraer latest market forecast revealed that 1445 new aircraft in the up to 150-seat category will be delivered in China through 2041; driven by the nation’s long-te...

Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia assembles its first A321 aircraft

Airbus has announced the commissioning of the first A321 aircraft to be assembled at its Final Assembly Line Asia in Tianjin, China. The breakthrough expands and deepens the collaboration with China’s aviation industry, and demonstrates Airbus’ commitment to enhance its long-term strategic partnership with China. The FAL in Tianjin officially started the adaptation work to be...

Introduction of PW1100G-JM engine at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai successfully concluded

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has received CAAC approval, marking the final step in the introduction of the PW1100G-JM engine to that facility. EASA and FAA certification had already been issued for this engine type. Necessary special procedures such as grinding and balancing were also introduced. This means that Zhuhai is now the third facility in the MTU network that is able to perform disassembly, ass...

ATR 42-600 to enter Chinese market after the validation of type certificate by CAAC

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has provided validation of the type certificate for leading turboprop manufacturer’s ATR 42-600. This milestone opens the opportunity for ATR to re-enter the Chinese market with a firm order from an undisclosed customer for three aircraft. The most sustainable option for regional air travel, the ATR 42-600 is an ideal route opener for China, a...

Embraer E195-E2 TechLion to debut at Airshow China 2022

The Embraer E195-E2, the most fuel-efficient single aisle aircraft, will debut at the 14th Airshow China 2022 in Zhuhai tomorrow. Embraer will reveal its 20 year outlook for the Chinese commercial aviation and air freight markets, highlighting the importance of fleet flexibility and matching capacity with demand, especially in building connectivity and preparing the airlines for the transition to...

IAE, China Eastern extend fleet hour agreement for V2500 engines powering 50 Airbus A320ceo aircraft

China Eastern Airlines has extended Pratt & Whitney Fleet Hour Agreement for over 100 of their V2500 engines, powering 50 Airbus A320/A321ceo aircraft. The agreement includes EngineWise Data by ADEM services to provide on-wing monitoring. The highly versatile and proven V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG , a multinational aero engine consortium com...

China commercial fleet will more than double in next 20 years - Boeing forecast

Boeing announced its 2022 Commercial Market Outlook for China, forecasting that the country’s growing economy will see its commercial airplane fleet more than double over the next 20 years. Despite the impact of the pandemic on China’s near-term growth, Boeing predicts that demand for air travel and air freight will continue to trend upwards through 2041, with the country&rsq...

Airbus and partners embark on SAF deliveries in China

Airbus has opened a new sustainable aviation chapter in China as an A320neo for China Eastern Airlines - first time powered by a five percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel fuel blend - took off from its Airbus Delivery Centre in Tianjin.  SAF is a sustainably-produced aviation fuel made from feedstocks ranging from used fat, oil and grease to municipal and forestry waste. Compared to foss...

EHang announces progress in EH216-S Type Certification process

EHang announced the latest updates of its passenger-grade AAV EH216-S Type Certification process. The Project Specific Certification Plan has been officially approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. At present, various specified review subjects have been confirmed, including performance and flight, structural strength, design and configuration, ground control station, airb...

Pratt & Whitney rapid response engine care available out of Shanghai Engine Center

At Pratt & Whitney “rapid response” just got faster. The Pratt & Whitney Line Maintenance Services team in Dallas – ready at a moment’s notice to fly anywhere to help customers – is even more mobile. They’ve trained technicians based at Shanghai Engine Center, meaning more immediate in-region care for Asia-Pacific-based GTF and V2500 engine cus...

New JV for MRO facility in Beijing - Rolls-Royce and Air China

Air China and  Rolls-Royce are entering into a new 50/50 Joint Venture maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Beijing, China. The new facility - Beijing Aero Engine Services Company Limited, will provide MRO support on the Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Trent XWB-84 and Trent 1000 aero engines. Air China currently has all three engine types in its fleet. At full capacit...