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Tourist Arrested at Xiamen Airport for Trying Board Plane with Discussed Bomb Luggage

A Chinese passenger was arrested by police after trying to board a plane with a bombshell - but was heard asking what all the fuss was about. Chen Liang, 39, had purchased an empty artillery shell from a souvenir shop while enjoying a recent week-long public holiday. Security guards checking luggage at Xiamen Airport raised the alarm when they spotted what they believed was a bomb...

Air China to Resume Beijing-Kuala Lumpur Flight from Oct. 26

China's flag carrier Air China (CA) plans to resume its Beijing-Kuala Lumpur service from Oct. 26 this year. After Air China's suspension on this route from 2012, currently this service is operated by two foreign airlines, namely AirAsia (AK) and Malaysia Airlines (MH). Yet flight MH370, which carried 227 passengers and 12 crew members en route from Kuala Lumpur to Bei...

Another CAAC Officer Under Investigation

Another CAAC officer was taken away for investigation by the Communist Party's discipline inspection department, yicai.com reported on Saturday.  Wei Hong, director of the International Air Transport Division of the Transport Department, CAAC, was taken away Friday by the Communist Party's discipline inspection department for anti-corruption. Officials have intensified efforts t...

Rizhao Airport to Start Operation Next Month

Rizhao Shanzihe Airport  (RIZ), a new regional airport in east China's Shandong province, will commence operation from November. This will be the 4th coastal city airport that China Eastern Airlines (MU) serves in Shandong province. In the initial stage, Rizhao airport plans air routes to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Dalian this year. In 2016, more flights will link...

266 New Aircraft Delivered to China in First 9 Months

Chinese carriers have taken delivery of 255 passenger aircraft and 11 cargo planes totally in the first three quarters of 2015, including 41 wide-bodies and 225 narrow-bodies and regional jets, according to CARNOC fleet data base CADAS. The 266 new aircraft delivered in the first nine months consist of 109 Boeing 737s, 93 A320s, 11 A330-300s, eight A330-200s, eight 737-700s, seven 777-200F...

AVIC announces CNY20 billion general aviation base

AVIC plans to develop a CNY20 billion ($3.2 billion) general aviation base in the country’s central Hubei province. The development will cover 30 square km in Jingmen City, says a report in state newspaper China Daily. The work will be completed in eight years. “AVIC will build 50 such complexes across China to cover 90% of the country’s population in order to build a natio...

CAAC Nods to Name New Chengdu Airport "Chengdu Tianfu International Airport"

Chengdu has been given the green light to name its new airport "Chengdu Tianfu International Airport", local media SCTV news reported. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has agreed to name Chengdu's new airport "Chengdu Tianfu International Airport", an airport to be located at the Lujia town of Jianyang city, 51.5 kilometers away from the center of C...

China's Exim Bank Offers Lending Facility To Comac

China Import and Export Bank has signed an initial deal to provide a lending facility of up to CNY50 billion yuan (USD$7.87 billion) to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). The move has pushed up the Chinese state policy bank's total outstanding loans to Comac to around CNY4.4 billion yuan. Comac makes both the ARJ21 regional jet and the larger C919 which it hopes could even...

Sanya Airport Serves 322,400 Passengers in National Day Holiday

Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX) served a total of 322,400 passengers during the week-long National Day Holiday from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, up 5.59 percent year on year, according to statistics released by the airport on Thursday. The airport handled a total of 2,069 aircraft movements during the week-long holiday, an increase of 2.48% year on year. An outbound travel peak hit the...

Flight Cancelled? Airline Says It Couldn't Fly Without Refueling

A Chinese traveler surnamed Liu has planned to travel from Fuzhou to Kathmandu, Nepal via Guangzhou and booked a ticket for October 15. However, he was informed Tuesday by China Southern Airlines (CZ) that his flight, numbered CZ3067, from Guangzhou to Kathmandu was suspended. It is learned that the Guangzhou-based carrier has cancelled its flights from Guangzhou to Kathmandu from Oct...

China MoT acquires 8 S-76D™ helicopters for rescue operations

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China's airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operations, now totals 16 S-76® helicopters, eight of which are S-76D aircraft.  In December 201...

Kenmore Air to Help Turn 100 Chinese Turboprops into Seaplanes

Kenmore Air Harbor, parent company of the Pacific Northwest floatplane company, quietly landed a China contract worth about US$40 million during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit here. Kenmore President Todd Banks said state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed an agreement with Kenmore to design, certify and manufacture the pontoon floats that will convert 100 Chin...