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Mi-171 helicopter with the VK-2500-03 engines certified in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a national type certificate for the Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The decision of the Chinese authorities gives Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) an opportunity to supply aircraft of this type to China. “China has about 20 civilian Mi-8/17 helicopters, and we had previously noted...

Personalised, high-end “flying clubs” increase in popularity in China

In 2018, Sino Jet subsidiary, GEOSTAR, has been rising the ranks of specialist travel service providers in China. The company is making a mark on the business aviation industry as specialist “flying clubs” are on the rise in the region. The company says that despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy, it has performed well and retained its position by adapting to market conditions an...

SINO JET ENHANCES OPERATIONS IN GBA

Operator to strengthen and evolve business jet and “bleisure” services in the Greater Bay Area In 2018, Sino Jet Ltd expanded to include a base in Guangzhou, China, under the company’s strategic expansion into the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The operator, which is also the first in Mainland China to achieve the highest level of the internationally recognised safety standard,...

Guiyang-Paris Non-Stop Service from March 24 by Hainan Airlines

From March 24 Guiyang-Paris Non-Stop Service is launched by Hainan Airlines, its fourth non-stop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi'an-Paris, Chongqing-Paris and Shenzhen-Paris. The once weekly Guiyang-Paris route will be serviced by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and takes off every Sunday. With a spacious and comf...

Focused on Chinese market ALSIM sold 5 AL172 simulators to Civil Aviation Flight University of China

Alsim participated and has won a tender for 5 AL172 simulators issued by CAFUC (Civil Aviation Flight University of China).   The ALSIM AL172, developed in 2017 for PPL & IR training, is an exact replica of the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk NAVIII. It features the G1000 NXI avionics suite and is equipped with ALSIM’s High Definition Visual System.   Mr Jean-Paul Monnin, co-founder...

CAAC Issued Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification

On January 23rd, 2019, the Airworthiness Department of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued the Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification based on Operational Risks (hereinafter abbreviated as "Guidance"), aiming at establishing a risk-based UAV airworthiness management system by the end of 2019. A total of five Chinese UAV companies were author...

Chinese aircraft cabin interiors market: MAC Sichuan launched

MAC Aero Interiors, a commercial aircraft cabin interiors arm of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, enters the Chinese aircraft cabin interiors market by establishing a Joint Venture with Benniao Aviation. The newly launched MAC Sichuan will be providing total cabin technical care support to Chinese aircraft owners and operators. “C...

To achieve China's highest Safety Standards Sino Jet employs Data Analytics

First Chinese operator to manage comprehensive data analytics to support IS-BAO III In 2018, Sino Jet Ltd. was the first operator in mainland China to reach IS-BAO stage III, the internationally recognised safety standard from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The company’s President in Beijing, Ms. Chris Wu, has since shared that Sino Jet leverages data analytics to...

CAAC, EASA, ICAO Technology Sharing 4th Civil Aviation Training Industry Forum 2018 was successfully held

The "13th Five-Year Plan" and the "Belt and Road" strategy of the country's layout have provided unprecedented opportunities for development and a good environment for the China civil aviation training industry. In the next 20 years, the demand for new civil aviation pilots, service technicians and flight attendants in the Asia-Pacific region is the highest in the worl...

ExecuJet becomes Approved Maintenance Organisation for Bermuda and Aruba in China

ExecuJet Haite is celebrating receiving approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) and the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation (ADCA) to provide full maintenance services at its MRO facility at Tianjin Binhai Airport, China.  ExecuJet Haite is a full-service, state-of-the-art business jet maintenance facility that, along with the recent BCAA and ADCA approvals, boasts CAAC, E...

Boeing Delivers Its 2,000th Airplane to China

Delivery milestone reflects rapid growth in world's largest commercial aviation market More than half of all commercial jetliners flying in China are made by Boeing Boeing delivered its 2,000th airplane to a Chinese operator, a 737 MAX for Xiamen Airlines. The milestone and the pace at which it was reached reflect the accelerating growth in the world's largest commercial aviatio...

IT investment in China's airports and airlines rises with cybersecurity the number one priority

Survey shows increased investment in IT to manage China’s fast-growing industry Airports in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13% to more than one billion over the past year, airports a...