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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...

Airbus Delivers 90 Planes to China in Jan.-Aug.

European plane maker Airbus has delivered up to 90 new aircraft to China from January to August this year, the company revealed today in the Aviation Expo China 2015 in Beijing. According to the delivery plan, Airbus will deliver over 100 airplanes to China for the six consecutive year in 2015. For the first eight months ending on Aug. 31, Airbus has delivered 90 aircraft...

China building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islets

China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a U.S. expert said on Monday, citing satellite photographs taken last week. The photographs taken for Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank on Sept. 8 show construction on Mischief Reef, one of several artificial islands China has created in the Spratly archip...

286 Helicopters Sold at China Helicopter Expo

More than 280 helicopters were sold at the China Helicopter Exposition 2015 in the northern city of Tianjin. The event, which ended on Sunday, attracted 366 enterprises from the industry home and abroad, including 163 overseas enterprises, according to the organizer. More than 19,000 industry professionals and some 72,000 public visitors attended the four-day event. Specially, AC352, AC31...

Shanghai-Moscow Flight Returns Due to Medical Emergency

China Eastern Airlines (MU) flight MU591 from Shanghai to Moscow returned to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) after reaching Mongolia's airspace today due to a passenger onboard suffered illness, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Moscow-bound aircraft is estimated to take off from Shanghai at 11:55 a.m. and its actual takeoff t...

Boeing Said to Study First China Plant for Work on 737 Jetliner

Boeing Co. is exploring whether to open a factory in China to complete work on its top-selling 737-model jetliners, the first facility of its kind outside the U.S., according to a person familiar with the plans. The facility would perform tasks such as painting aircraft built at Boeing's single-aisle plant outside Seattle, said the person, who wasn't authorized to comment publicly. M...

China Names and Shames 4 Tourists over Thai Airport Incident

Chinese authorities have named and shamed four travelers over an incident at Bangkok's airport in which they vented their frustration by belting out the Chinese national anthem. The four were part of a group of Chinese tourists whose flight home had been delayed by eight hours until 3:00 a.m. When the plane arrived, they refused to board until their compensation demands were me...