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HNA General Aviation Invests in Future Generations of Aviators

China is set to become one of the largest General Aviation markets in the world after the release of new guidelines by the Chinese State Council promoting investment and easing technicalities for operators. In a country with 1.3 million people and the largest consumer market in the world, only 300 general aviation airports, 281 general aviation operators and 1,874 general aviation aircraft existed...

Business MRO in China – rise of trade in rotables

With an average fleet age of 8 years, most Chinese business aircraft operators are still covered by aircraft warranty. If, however, they find themselves in need of acquiring new parts, these tend to come from relatively young fleets. As these fleets are inevitably aging, in the near future the rotable aircraft parts market in China is expected to grow. With multiple booming industries and the...

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

China’s homegrown AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed Kunlong, according to the state news agency Xinhua, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after a flight of roughly an hour. With a wingspan of 38.8 metres (127ft) and powered by four turboprop engines, the aircraft...

Gulfstream Beijing Marks Five Years of Operations

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently celebrated five years of successful operations at Gulfstream Beijing, its company-owned service center in China. The facility, a joint venture between Gulfstream and HNA Technic, was the first factory-owned business-jet service center in China when it opened in November 2012. “Gulfstream Beijing is a valuable resource for Beijing-based operators and tho...

HNA General Aviation Explores New Models to Support Building China’s “Belt and Road”

General Aviation has became the focus in China after the State Council released “Guidelines to Promote the Development of the General Aviation Industry” which are aimed to building new infrastructure, breaking restrictions and promoting private investment in the field. In addition to the new political environment, the construction of China’s ambitious "Belt and Road" pr...

For Third Consecutive Year Deer Jet wins as “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter”

The World Travel Awards (WTA), the travel industry’s leading awards programme, reunited hundreds of leaders representing the best of the world’s hospitality for a glamorous night at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay. And for third year on a row, Deer Jet has been selected as the “World’s Leading Private Jet Charter”. Once more, Deer Jet has showcased its superio...

First AL42 Level 5 simulator sale in China and a new partnership begins with AXAVIATION

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of its first AL42 FNPT II in China to AXAviation, located at Wuhu Aviation Industrial Park, Anhui Province. This AL42 VI simulates the Diamond DA42 -VI with the Austro engine and a GFC 700 digital autopilot and will be level 5 certified. The two companies also signed a partnership together to distribute Alsim AL42 flight simulat...

China Airlines takes delivery of A350 XWB powered with biofuel mix

Taiwanese carrier joins sustainable fuel initiative for Airbus delivery flights China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus. The aircraft involved is the tenth A350-900 for China Airlines, which left the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Toulouse today f...

Chinese private jet sales slump nears end

China's private jet sector is undergoing a transformation from individual to corporate ownership as first-generation buyers sell off their planes after realizing the huge operational commitments involved. Private jet sales in China have been slow for about three years. The country's fleet of private jets grew by a net 13 aircraft last year as compared with a gain of 57 in 2013, accordin...

Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. Sign a MoU on Cooperation for Support and Services in China

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd.to enhance the cooperation between the two parties and jointly provide support and services solutions for Chinese airlines. The signature took place at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse and was witnessed by China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines on top of China Aviation Supplies Co., Lt...

TRU to bring new training technology to Emirate's world-class training academy in Dubai

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has signed a letter of commitment to provide six Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based upon TRU’s new ODYSSEY™ 7 hybrid full flight simulator, to Emirates Flight Training Academy, an unprecedented and newly launched pilot training center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Supporting the center...

Airbus selects Shenzhen for its China Innovation Centre

Cooperation framework agreement was signed to accelerate aviation innovation in China  Airbus has selected the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, widely considered to be the Silicon Valley of China, to establish its Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC). Airbus has also signed a cooperation framework agreement with Invest Shenzhen to establish a long-term strategic partnership to accelerat...