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Hangzhou YTO Express Becomes Launch Customer for Boeing 737-800BCF

China's start-up cargo carrier, Hangzhou YTO Express Airlines (YG) has signed a launch customer agreement (LCA) with Boeing Co. for 15 Boeing 737-800BCFs (Boeing Converted Freighter) on President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States. Following the signing of this LCA, YTO Express becomes the launch customer for the 737-800BCF. A group of Chinese companies signed Tuesday sev...

Thales lands first Dual HUD order in China

Thales reported that China Southern Airlines has selected the Dual Head Up Displays (HUD) configuration across 30 of their new AirbusA320s, alongside the Thales Flight Management System and LRRARadio altimeter. With this order, Thales scores a double first in China. This represents the largest contract for HUDs and the first ever for a dual configuration system since the Civil Aviation Authority o...

Taoyuan Airport Planning for Expected Growth

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is planning to introduce several new procedures that are likely to expand its capacity to 45 million passengers per year by 2018, as it seeks to deal with an estimated 10 percent annual growth in passenger traffic, the airport operator said Thursday. The focus will be mainly on improving boarding efficiency by installing more self service facilitie...

New Beijing Airport Gets Extra 4 Billion Yuan Funding for Land Expropriation

The Beijing government plans to issue government bonds worth 6.7 billion yuan this year, and 4 billion yuan will fund the land expropriation for Beijing's new airport, which is to be built in Daxing District in the south of Beijing. It is the second time the government has increased the funding for land expropriation and housing demolition this year. According to an early rep...

Flight Delayed? You Could Be Paid Up to 1,000 Yuan

Travelers who buy flight delay insurance through Wechat's shake function could get a compensation of up to 1,000 yuan once their flight is delayed by just one second. The latest flight insurance was launched jointly by China's leading flight service provider VeryZhun, Wechat, Zongan Insurance and Air Union Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd. at a press conference in Shanghai on Wednesday, which...

AVIC Hebei General Aviation takes delivery of King Air 350i

China’s AVIC Hebei General Aviation has taken delivery of a brand new King Air 350i. The aircraft will be based at Shijiazhuang City in northern China’s Hebei province, and will be available for charter. Yang Hui, general manager of AVIC General Aviation Co., Ltd., said: “The King Air 350i is added to enrich the company’s fleet, the new aircraft is expected to be used...

Hainan Airlines Opens First Nonstop Flight Between China and Czech Republic

A Boeing 767 aircraft of Hainan Airlines (HU) landed smoothly at Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) at 7:10 a.m. on Sep. 23, marking the official opening of the airline's Beijing-Prague route and the first nonstop flight between China and Czech Republic. The nonstop service will be offered by Hainan Airlines three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using a Boeing 767 a...

Wang Zhiqing Meets with Embraer President and CEO

Wang Zhiqing, Deputy Chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) met with Frederico Curado, president and CEO of Embraer in Beijing on Wednesday. During the meeting, the two parties exchanged in-depth views on strengthening exchanges and cooperation between Embraer and China's civil aviation sector.

Ruili Airlines Takes Delivery of Its 7th Boeing 737 Aircraft

China's start-up carrier Ruili Airlines (DR) welcomed its 7th aircraft on Wednesday evening, with a 737-700 landing smoothly at Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). The new 737-700, Registration B-6110, is configured with an all-economy-class layout with 144 seats. Featured with modern technologies, it will offer more space, lower noise and more comfort for passengers....

China Signs Deal to Buy 300 Boeing Aircraft

A group of Chinese companies signed Tuesday a deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing to buy 300 Boeing aircraft in Seattle, the U.S. The deal, signed by China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., and China Development Bank Leasing with Boeing, was reached during Chinese President Xi Jinping's first state visit to the United States which was kicked off on Tues...

Boeing May Set First Overseas Factory in Zhoushan, China

A scheme to build Boeing's assembly plant in East China's Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province has been reported to the State Council recently, and new progress will be made this week at the soonest, Shanghai Securities News reported. To win over this Boeing program, Zhoushan city has prepared for over two years, planning an aviation industrial park. What's more, president of Boeing Chi...

ICBC Leasing Orders 30 Boeing 737-800NG Aircraft

Chinese lessor ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. placed an order for 30 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft on the first day of President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States, which is the first aircraft deal signed during this visit. President Xi arrived in Seattle on Tuesday morning for his first state visit to the United States. Chinese airlines and aircraft leasing firms will order up...