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Windecker Eagle due for China market resurrection

A Chinese entrepreneur, Wei Hang, is to restart manufacture of the Windecker Eagle, or Eagle AC-7 Eagle 1, nearly 40 years after its US developer Windecker Industries shut down, having only produced eight and delivered one of the piston-singles. Windecker’s demise was triggered by the Western economic recession of the mid-1970s, which hit the light aircraft industry particularly hard. The...

AVIC Preparing to Consolidate Aircraft Engine Making Units - Executive

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is consolidating its aircraft engine manufacturing units, an executive at one of the units said, as part of a wider restructuring of the state-owned aerospace and defense company aimed at boosting competitiveness. Trading was halted at Sichuan Chengfa Aero-Science and Technology Co, AVIC Aero-Engine Controls Co and AVIC Aviation Engine Corp las...

Woman Passenger Gives Birth at 30,000 Feet on China Airlines Flight

A Taiwan woman passenger aboard a China Airlines (CAL) plane bound for Los Angeles gave birth to a baby girl in the air Thursday, the nation's largest air carrier confirmed Thursday. CAL said her flight took off from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday and was scheduled to arrive in the U.S. at 8:35 p.m., Los Angeles time. Around six hours into the...

Guiyang Airport Welcomes First B787 Dreamliner

Yesterday a Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Hainan Airlines (HU) performing flight HU7189 from Beijing landed smoothly at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE) , marking the arrival of its first ever B787 Dreamliner in the airport's history. Currently Guiyang Airport operates wide-body aircraft including A330-300s and A330-200s. With the approaching of 2015 winter/spring f...

United Airlines: Now You Can Book a United 787 Nonstop to Xi'an, China

United Airlines, the airline with the most U.S.-China service, has made seats available for sale to its newest China destination, Xi’an. The nonstop service will be the first trans-Pacific flights to Xi’an operated by any airline, and United will be the first U.S. airline to serve the city. United intends to use the world’s most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787 D...

Man Hides Morphine in His Crotch, Arrested at Guangzhou Airport

A male passenger was arrested at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) last Friday after trying to pass security with morphine hidden in his crotch. At around 8:00 on Oct. 9 when a male passenger was getting through security at Guangzhou airport, the security staff spotted something abnormal in his crotch. After inspection they found a black plastic film wrappage under his...

Russia’s 18 regions to participate in Harbin EXPO

A total of 1,279 companies and organizations are expected to take part in the Expo The Russian delegation at the second China-Russia Expo opening in China’s Harbin on Monday will represent 18 regions and will comprise about 4,000 people, Nadezhda Agirova of the Ministry of Industry and Trade told TASS. "The exposition will feature presentations of 18 regions, including Buryatia...

Bullied Cabin Crew on Chinese Airline Forced to Lie in Overhead Luggage Racks

An airline based in southwest China has promised to stop bullying by members of its staff after new cabin crew were forced to lie in aircraft overhead luggage lockers. Kunming Airlines issued a statement saying it would stamp out the behaviour. Pictures of cabin crew forced into lockers went viral after they were posted online over the weekend. The photographs were published on...

Graft Probe Nets Another Executive at China Southern

At least one senior manager at China Southern Airlines, the mainland's largest airline, has been taken away for investigation as a sector-wide graft probe that saw the removal of four senior managers at the airline in one week earlier this year widens. Liu Qian, a deputy manager in charge of operations, was taken away on Friday, a source told the South China Morning Post. A company spoke...

Smaller Chinese Cities Lure More Airlines to Fly Direct International Flights from Their Airports

Expect an ever increasing number of direct flights connecting global metropolises with second- and third-tier mainland cities you may never have heard of, as the Chinese middle class's growing appetite for air travel puts more mainland airports on the map for airline companies. Xi'an to Sydney, Chengdu to Osaka, Shenyang to San Francisco ... those are but a few of the direct routes bein...

Mount Wutai Airport Expected to Open by Year's End

An  airport on Mount Wutai near the city of Xinzhou, Shanxi province had in its first test run on Oct 5, which will be followed by a check of navigation equipment, lighting, and flight procedures by the civil aviation authority so that it could be open to traffic by the end of this year, giving the famous Buddhist holy site and world heritage site a real tourism boost. The airport cou...

Fuzhou Airlines Welcomes Its First Foreign Pilot

As passengers embarked on Fuzhou Airlines (FU) flight FU6519 and started another comfortable journey from Fuzhou to Shanghai on Oct. 5, they didn't know that the captain in command of their flight was the carrier's first foreign pilot. The 53-year-old captain Janos is from Hungary. Being strong and muscular, the 1.8-meter-tall captain always wears an amiable smile. Before joinin...