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China Airlines takes delivery of A350 XWB powered with biofuel mix

Taiwanese carrier joins sustainable fuel initiative for Airbus delivery flights China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the tenth A350-900 for China Airlines, which left the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Toulouse today f...

Chinese private jet sales slump nears end

China's private jet sector is undergoing a transformation from individual to corporate ownership as first-generation buyers sell off their planes after realizing the huge operational commitments involved. Private jet sales in China have been slow for about three years. The country's fleet of private jets grew by a net 13 aircraft last year as compared with a gain of 57 in 2013, accordin...

Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. Sign a MoU on Cooperation for Support and Services in China

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd.to enhance the cooperation between the two parties and jointly provide support and services solutions for Chinese airlines. The signature took place at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse and was witnessed by China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines on top of China Aviation Supplies Co., Lt...

TRU to bring new training technology to Emirate's world-class training academy in Dubai

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has signed a letter of commitment to provide six Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based upon TRU’s new ODYSSEY™ 7 hybrid full flight simulator, to Emirates Flight Training Academy, an unprecedented and newly launched pilot training center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Supporting the center...

Airbus selects Shenzhen for its China Innovation Centre

Cooperation framework agreement was signed to accelerate aviation innovation in China  Airbus has selected the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, widely considered to be the Silicon Valley of China, to establish its Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC). Airbus has also signed a cooperation framework agreement with Invest Shenzhen to establish a long-term strategic partnership to accelerat...

Airbus and early stage investor HAX launch a call for start-ups

Industry leaders join forces to accelerate innovation and shape the future of urban air mobility Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, defence & space and related services, and HAX, the world’s most active early stage investor in hardware start-ups, have joined forces to explore the future of urban air mobility through a four-month accelerator programme based in Shenzhen, China....

Deer Jet Awarded as World’s “2017 Seven Stars Private Jet”

The Luxury Panel of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA), made by high profile experts in the fields of luxury hospitality and lifestyle with 330 years of collective experience and knowledge, had selected Deer Jet as the most exceptional brand among nominees including Vista Jet and Qatar Executive. At the Gala Ceremony held in the Greek capital, Deer Jet received the...

Viking Series 400 Twin Otter Receives Float Certification in China

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada is pleased to announce that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the operation of Viking Series 400 Twin Otters equipped with Wipline® 13000 straight and amphibious floats in China. Certification of the Series 400 Twin Otter on floats is a major milestone in developing the burgeoning seaplane market in China as it provides...

Airbus inaugurates its A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in China

First wide-body centre outside Europe, first European and Chinese made A330 delivered  Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines. ...

China and Russia progress in talks to produce heavy-lift helicopters

China and Russia have made progress in talks to produce a new model of heavy-lift helicopters, a well-placed Chinese source said Wednesday.  The two sides have reached consensus on technical terms, split of responsibilities, and a roadmap to implement the project, said Huang Chuanyue, deputy chief engineer of Avicopter, the helicopter arm of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp. of China...

CMIG Leasing further enhances cooperation with Airbus Helicopters in China

The two companies to strengthen civil helicopter general operations and expand to the public services segment in China CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL) and Airbus Helicopters further strengthened their partnership through an agreement signed during China Helicopter Exposition 2017 by TANG Min, President of CMIG Leasing, and Marie-Agnes Veve, General Manager of Airbus Helicopters China....

Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo – 2017

Russian Helicopter holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new helicopters for civil purposes at the international exhibition of the helicopter industry, China Helicopter Expo – 2017, which will be held from September 14 to 17 in Tianjin (China). The company's display includes models of Mi-171A2 helicopter and light Ansat helicopter in...