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China conducts test flight of world's fastest aircraft

China may have recently conducted a successful test of the fastest hypersonic aircraft in the world, reports Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao. According to a report released on the official website of state-owned aerospace and defense giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), one of its test flight centers has completed an initial test flight on an unspecified high-altitude, super-fas...

Ameco Beijing to Expand B747-8I Airframe Maintenance Rating

Since Air China took delivery of its first B747-8I aircraft last year, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation, Beijing (Ameco Beijing) has been improving its maintenance capacity on this type of aircraft. Currently Ameco Beijing has reached a 5A maintenance rating on Air China's seven B747-8I aircraft. In the next phase, Ameco Beijing will upgrade the airframe overhaul rating...

Shandong Airlines to Launch First Indian Service by Year End

It's learned from Shandong Airlines the first service linking Shandong Province with India is expected to be launched within this year, increasing the Jinan-based carrier's international and regional routes to 17 and expanding its outbound travel market. Shandong Airlines currently operates 16 international and strait-crossing routes (including 5 toward Japan and South Korea),...

Two Killed As Helicopter Crashes in South China

A private helicopter crashed in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday noon, killing two people onboard, local authorities said. At 10:59 a.m. on September 21, Liuzhou emergency center received an emergency call that a helicopter had crashed near Baiyun Mountain at Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County. The center dispatched an ambulance helicopter to the site and starte...

China Southern Flight to Beijing Diverted to Changsha for Medical Aid

A Beijing-bound China Southern Airlines (CZ) flight made an emergency landing in Changsha on Saturday evening after a male passenger suffered from hematemesis, Xinhua News reported. Flight CZ3755, performed by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, took off from Zhuhai Jinwan International Airport (ZUH) at 5:19 p.m., and the crew requested an emergency landing with Changsha Huanghua International...

Air China Offers 0 Yuan Tickets to Lure Travellers

Air China announced to offer 200 discounted tickets as low as 0 yuan during September 21-25, covering 10 destinations abroad. Kuala Lumpur and Montreal-bound tickets will be offered from September 21. Colombo and Paris-bound tickets will be provided from September 22. Bangkok and Johannesburg-bound tickets can be booked from September 23. Hakodate and Okinawa-bound tickets booking...

Passengers Can Watch Live TV on China Flights

Passengers on China's flights can now watch live TV programs as a domestically-developed satellite TV system has come into service, the country's flag carrier Air China said on Sunday. After multiple successful testings with satisfactory user experience, the system has passed technical appraisal. The system enabled passengers on a flight from Beijing to the southern coastal resort ci...

China Eastern Takes Delivery of Its 50th A330

Airbus and China Eastern Airlines (MU) celebrated Friday the delivery of the airline's 50th A330 aircraft in Toulouse, France, marking a new milestone in the airline's fleet modernization. The 50th A330 aircraft, an A330-200 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, features a two class configuration with 233 seats, including 202 economy class seats and 30 lie flat b...

Check-in Counters to Be Closed 45 Mins Before Departure at Chengdu Airport

Airlines' check-in counters for all domestic flights will be closed 45 minutes, instead of the current 30 minutes, prior to the scheduled time of departure at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) starting October 25. The latest move is to provide customers with a safer, more punctual and smoother travel experience, said the airport. The adjustment only applies to...

Flight Returns After Passenger Suffers Heart Attack

A Chengdu Airlines (EU) flight en route from Chengdu to Taiyuan returned to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) Friday night after a passenger suffered a heart attack, local media reported. Flight EU2713 took off from Chengdu airport at 8:08 p.m. and returned to the airport at 8:54 p.m. A male passenger suffered a heart attack about 10 minutes after takeoff. The...

Passenger Detained for Opening Emergency Door During taxiing

A passenger opened an emergency door on a Hainan Airlines (HU) flight without authorization on Saturday morning when the plane was taxiing. Flight HU7917 from Lanzhou to Taipei was taxiing for takeoff at Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW) when a woman on board the aircraft opened an emergency door. She thought she was "opening a window", according to an airport s...

AVIC Forecasts China Will Need 5,522 New Aircraft over Next 20 Years

China will need 5,522 new commercial aircraft in the next 20 years between 2015 and 2034, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) projected Wednesday at the Aviation Expo China 2015. China's air transport market kept a steady and fast growth in 2014. The turnover rose 11.4 percent year on year to 74.81 billion tonne-kilometers, making China the second largest air travel...