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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...

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...