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Fast-growing China domestic air travel driving 20-year demand for 8,560 airplanes

Boeing is forecasting that China will need 8,560 new commercial airplanes through 2042, driven by economic growth well above the global average and increasing demand for domestic air travel. China's commercial airliner fleet will more than double to nearly 9,600 jets over the next 20 years, according to Boeing's Commercial Market Outlook, company' long-term for...

Solid-state battery supply chain for eVTOLs - EHang invests in lithium metal battery tech company

EHang announced a strategic investment in Shenzhen Inx Technology Co. and its plan to cooperate with Inx on the research, development and production of solid-state lithium metal batteries for EHang AAV products. This PreA+ funding round of Inx was led by GL Ventures, with the participation from Connected Intelligence Fund, Qilu Qianhai Fund, EHang, and its existing investo...

MTU Maintenance opens new training center at Zhuhai location

MTU Maintenance announces the official opening of its training center at the service provider’s Zhuhai location in China today. The central focus of the center will be the training and education of new recruits in engine maintenance and professional training in disassembly, assembly and repair. It will have the capacity to train up to 100 participants a year. Upon completion, parti...

Embraer E195-E2 granted type certification in China

Embraer E195-E2 has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. This follows the certification of the E190-E2 received from CAAC in November last year, during the Zhuhai Air Show. According to Embraer’s latest 20-Year Market Outlook published in June, Asia Pacific including China is expected to show a strong growth rate, increasing its RPKs by 4...

Ehang completes all planned tests and flights prior to obtaining type certification from CAAC

EHang has achieved a significant milestone for EH216-S TC by successfully completing all of the planned tests and flights in the last phase of demonstration and verification of compliance, and also completed the definitive TC Flight Test by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”), with unwavering endeavors throughout past 31 months since the CAAC officially accepted the Com...

Airbus Helicopters H175 granted CAAC certification

Airbus Helicopters has received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China for the H175 helicopter. This certification will allow H175 deliveries to begin in China, one of the most demanding markets worldwide for civil helicopters with a growing need for the super-medium segment. Four H175s will be delivered to Chinese customers in 2023. Bruno Even, CEO of...

EHang and Shenzhen Bao’an District form strategic partnership for urban air mobility operation center

EHang has signed a MOU with the Bao’an District Government of Shenzhen municipality on a comprehensive strategic partnership in urban air mobility for commercial operations of EH216-S AAVs following the completion of the EH216-S type certification. Bao’an District and EHang will jointly develop UAM use cases, systems and routes to build Shenzhen as a national low-altitud...

EHang announces US$23 million private placement led by South Korean strategic investor Lee Soo Man

EHang has entered into share subscription agreements for a total of US$23,000,000 private placement with several strategic investors led by Mr. Lee Soo Man, a renowned South Korean music producer, entrepreneur, and the founder of K-pop and SM Entertainment, a South Korean leading multinational entertainment company listed in KOSDAQ. The Company will receive a deposit of 80% of the aggreg...

Lilium agrees with Heli-Eastern for the purchase of Lilium Jets and development of premium eVTOL services in China

Lilium agreed with Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Co.,(Heli-Eastern), a major low-altitude general aviationcarrier and helicopter service provider in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in China. Under the agreement, Heli-Eastern, which operates ...

China first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation fuel

An Airbus H125 helicopter belonging to State Grid Space Technology has successfully used sustainable aviation fuel for a flight demonstration at Hefei Shiwan Airport in China. This is the first helicopter flight using SAF in China, marking an important milestone in the development of low-carbon aviation in Chinese aeronautics. The H125, which is powered by a Safran ARRIEL 2D en...

CDB Aviation delivered China first A330 P2F on lease to Sichuan Airlines

CDB Aviation re-delivered China first-ever converted Airbus A330-300 Passenger to Freighter aircraft on lease to its customer, Sichuan Airlines. The A330 was converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH with Shanghai Technologies Aerospace Company Limited ("STARCO") at its facilities in Shanghai Pudong, concluding EFW’s first-ever A330 P2F conversion to have taken...

Airbus, Tarmac Aerosave and the City of Chengdu to establish the first aircraft lifecycle services centre in China

Airbus, Tarmac Aerosave and the City of Chengdu have established a Joint Venture for the first aircraft “lifecycle” services centre in China. The new facility will cover a range of activities from aircraft parking and storage, to maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling and recycling services for various aircraft types. The announcement follows an MoU signed in January...