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Jinggong Named Eclipse 550 Distributor for China

One Aviation named Jinggong (Beijing) General Aviation the exclusive distributor for the Eclipse 550 very light jet in China. Eleven-year-old Jinggong offers sales, training and service for each of the various general aviation aircraft brands - Cirrus Aircraft and Mahindra Airvan among them - it represents in the country. According to One Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier, &l...

China Eastern and China Airlines Do a First for Asia

China Eastern Airlines -- one of the Chinese mainland's "Big Three" air carriers -- has teamed up with Taiwan's China Airlines to invest in SkyTeam's first lounge in Asia at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The Shanghai-based airline -- a member of SkyTeam, a global alliance of some 20 airline partners -- vowed to upgrade its services in the SAR with an eye on...

Songshan Airport Still Required: Premier

The demolition of Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) should be premised upon Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport being upgraded and able to incorporate the capacity of the central Taipei airport, Premier Mao Chi-kuo said yesterday. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said he plans to hold a seminar on the possible removal of Taipei International Airport next month and he has invited the t...

China-Developed C929 Passenger Aircraft Aims to Replace Boeing 777: Reports

A China-made large passenger aircraft expected to give the Boeing 777 a tough competition is set to take off commercially, a media report said on Monday. The passenger aircraft C919 that made its debut at an exhibition in November 2010 will begin to roll off the production line from November 2, the China Daily reported. Its maiden flight is expected to be in the third quarter of the nex...

CAAC: Ranking of Airline On-time Performance in September 2015

The on-time performance of Chinese passenger airlines averaged 73.87 % in September 2015, up 11.33 percentage points year on year and 16.76 percentage points month on month, according to the data released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on October 21. Data shows that 34 passenger airlines operated 285,203 flights in September and delivered 73.87% of their flights on time. F...

Xiamen Airlines Expands Fleet Size to 130 Boeing Airplanes

A brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft Monday landed smoothly at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) and joined the fleet of Xiamen Airlines (MF), which is the 18th Boeing aircraft introduced by the airline this year. The 737-800 aircraft, Registration B-6819, is the third of the 44 all-economy 184-seat 737-800s. The arrival of the new aircraft brings the airline's all-Boeing...

AVIC Aircraft Swings to 122 Million Yuan Loss in First Three Quarters

AVIC Aircraft Co., Ltd. said Monday it lost 122 million yuan in the first three quarters ended September 30, compared with a net profit of 46.53 million yuan in the same period last year. The company said the net profit loss was mainly contributed to the decreasing delivery of aviation products compared with the same period last year. AVIC Aircraft registered a 20.5 percent increas...

China Is Considering Consolidation Among Its 3 Top Carriers

China is considering combining some operations of the nation’s three biggest airlines as part of a broad reform of its state-owned enterprises, sources familiar with the plans said. A plan to merge the cargo operations of Air China Ltd., China Southern Airlines Co. and China Eastern Airlines Corp. has been circulated among regulators for their opinions, the sources said, who asked not to...

CAAC Awards Production Certificate for SeaRey

Progressive Aerodyne, Inc. has received an aircraft production certificate (PC) for the Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey from the CAAC East China Regional Administration, an important step for the SeaRey in serving the Chinese market. It is the first PC granted to a U.S. aircraft manufacturer by the Chinese aviation regulator. Progressive Aerodyne has received the type design approval (TDA) for t...

China Eastern Flight Canceled for Engine Blare at Guangzhou Airport

China Eastern Airlines (MU) flight MU5182 aborted takeoff at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) this morning after a loud bang was detected from the engine, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Beijing-bound flight was performed by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, Registration B-6085. It was scheduled to take off from Guangzhou at 11:40 a.m. and land at Beijing Ca...

Changi appoints contractor to start third runway expansion

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed a joint venture consisting of Samsung C&T and Koh Brothers for the first development work to build a third runway at Changi Airport. The contract, worth 1.1 billion Singapore dollars ($789 million), will cover work including pavements, drainage, security fencing and perimeter roads, mechanical and electrical work, as well as road diversions. The join...

CAAC Punishes Shanghai Pudong, Hangzhou and Tianjin Airports over Flight Delays

China's aviation regulator said it will withhold approvals of new air routes, chartered services and additional flights at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) and Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN) for October, due to major flight delays in August 2015. According to data released by the Civil Aviation Administration of Chin...