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The next phase in partnership - Airbus and China

Airbus signed new cooperation agreements with China Aviation industry partners. Guillaume Faury signed with the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company Ltd., and Aviation Industry Corporation of China Ltd., an agreement to expand A320 Family final assembly capacity with a second line at its Tianjin site. The agreement will contribute to Airbus’ overall rate objective of 75 aircraft p...

Airbus Helicopters and China GDAT sign for 50 H160 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with GDAT for 50 H160 helicopters. This contract is the largest single order for the H160 on the civil and parapublic market since the helicopter was unveiled in 2015. The aircraft will be used notably for the energy sector, including offshore transportation for oil and gas platforms, wind farms and harbour piloting, as well as emergency medical...

Airbus Final Assembly Line in China delivers its first A321neo

Airbus has delivered the first A321neo aircraft assembled at its Final Assembly Line Asia to China Juneyao Air in Tianjin, China. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and features 207 comfortable seats, 8 in Business and 199 in Economy class. Its delivery flight is to use a ten percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel blend in support of the green aviation s...

ST Engineering and SF Airlines to set up airframe MRO JV in Hubei, China

ST Engineering Commercial Aerospace business and SF Airlines entered an agreement to set up a commercial airframe MRO joint venture in Ezhou, Hubei, China. With MRO demand in China and the Asia Pacific region estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate of about 3 to 7 percent over the next decade according to industry forecasts, the strategic collaboration with an established freig...

Jet fuel data "key” to understanding China’s effect on world economy

Soaring jet fuel demand data will be vital to understanding if China reopening will give the global economy a much-needed ‘shot in the arm’, says climate technology company Kayrros. Since China reopening on 8 January, which followed more than 1,000 days of Covid restrictions, jet fuel demand has been climbing. As the Chinese took to the skies to celebrate their freedom a...

C919 awarded AEG Report following the completion of T5 test

Following the completion of the T5 test, 15 pilots, including the flight instructor from SACSC, received C919 aircraft model certificates, marking the milestone that C919 aircraft is about to be delivered and put into commercial operation. The T5 test, known as the model level training standard test of the Flight Standard Board, is a critical task evaluating the compliance of a new aircraft t...

HAECO Xiamen to build world largest single-span MRO hangar

HAECO Xiamen participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to commence the construction of its new aircraft maintenance facility in Xiamen Xiang’an International Airport. Established in 1993, HAECO Xiamen has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years to become a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services in the Asia Pacific region. Its comprehensive...

EHang strategic partnership and investment with Qingdao West Coast New Area

EHang announced its strategic partnership with Qingdao West Coast New Area, one of China national new areas in Shandong province. This partnership comes with a binding US$10,000,000 equity investment and a potential additional investment of US$10,000,000 in the future. Through this strategic partnership, EHang plans to develop its AAV business and the UAM industry and market in Qing...

Ruili Airlines becomes the first airline in China to be a part of the Embraer Energia Advisory Group

Ruili Airlines has signed an agreement with Embraer to join its Energia Advisory Group - Energia is Embraer’s project developing sustainable aircraft for the future. The companies will work together on the design requirements for next-generation sustainable aircraft and the potential market in China. Based at Kunming Changshui International Airport, Ruili Airlines is a full-service premium c...

World first C919 Aircraft delivered to China Eastern Airlines

On Dec. 9, the world first C919 aircraft, with registration number of B-919A, was delivered to its world's first launch customer, China Eastern Airlines. The C919 is China's first homegrown large passenger aircraft in accordance with international airworthiness standards, and owns independent intellectual property rights. It features advanced aerodynamic desig...

China Cargo Airlines extends component contract with Lufthansa Technik

Already in 2019 China Cargo Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik AG with the component support for their Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft.  As the new Boeing 777 freighters come into service, Lufthansa Technik now has extended its component support so that China Cargo Airlines can continuously provide smooth air cargo services to more than 200 destinations around the world. Under the...

Embraer E190-E2 got type certification in China

Embraer E190-E2 has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. It is expected that certification for Embraer’s larger E195-E2 aircraft, which is ongoing, will follow shortly. Embraer latest market forecast revealed that 1445 new aircraft in the up to 150-seat category will be delivered in China through 2041; driven by the nation’s long-te...