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Jet Aviation receives EASA Part-145 approval for the G650 in Hong Kong

Jet Aviation recently received EASA Part-145 approval for its MRO facility in Hong Kong, permitting the company to provide line maintenance to Gulfstream G650 aircraft. Jet Aviation has recently been authorized by EASA to offer line maintenance support to Gulfstream G650 business jets in Hong Kong. “We strive to anticipate our customers’ global requirements so we can me...

Hong Kong Airlines confirms order for 9 more A330s

Hong Kong Airlines has signed a contract with Airbus for the firm order of nine additional A330-300 aircraft. The aircraft will be operated across a network which links Hong Kong with a wide range of destinations in Asia, and beyond. "Today's announcement underscores our plan to operate an extensive regional network in Asia," said Zhang Kui, President, Hong Kong Airlines. "...

Why a new third runway at the airport will offer little benefit to Hong Kong

Kai Tak, Hong Kong’s first international airport, had a fearsome reputation. Nestled on the western side of Kowloon bay and just south of significant mountains, an approach to the South-Easterly runway was not for the faint-hearted and many airlines entrusted the task only to Captains. Known to regular flyers as the ‘Kai Tak Heart Attack’, an instrument approach guided aircraf...

Hactl Wins Again at World Air Cargo Awards

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has once again received the Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year Award, at the World Air Cargo Awards in Shanghai. Hactl also won the award in 2015. The award was presented to Hactl Executive Director Vivien Lau by Roberto Gilardoni, Senior Manager Freighters Commercial, Etihad Cargo, at an awards ceremony held at the Kerry Hotel Pudong, coinciding...

Private aviator Princejets launches "first ever private jet charter price calculator"

Princejets, a leading on-demand jet charter and aircraft rental provider, announces the launch of the first ever private jet charter price calculator which gives travellers the opportunity to determine which type of aircraft is best suited to the occasion with immediate charter pricing, seating capacity and flight time. The free online tool is an attempt by Princejets in providing customers wit...

Hong Kong Airlines investigating A330 engine slip incident

Hong Kong Airlines is investigating an engine chain slip incident, which happened during a scheduled engine change at Hong Kong International airport. In response to queries from Flightglobal, the carrier confirmed that one of the engines on its A330 "was tilted", during a scheduled engine change on 5 May. "The incident is suspected to be caused by the slipped e...

Four-month-old baby dies during Cathay Pacific flight from London to Hong Kong

A four-month-old girl has died while travelling on a Cathay Pacific Airways flight from London to Hong Kong. The infant is believed to have been suffering from a gastrointestinal disease when the family boarded the plane at Heathrow on Sunday. She fell unconscious during the flight and her parents - who were planning on visiting relatives in China – alerted cabin crew immediately. A...

Hong Kong down in Q1 despite mild growth in March

Hong Kong International Airport saw ‘mild’ growth of 1.1 per cent in March helped by trade with India and Australasia, but the first quarter was still down 3.5 per cent on 2015. In March volumes were up by 1.1 per cent to 368,000 tonnes, with exports growing by five per cent and transhipments were up three per cent. Despite the growth in March, volumes for the first quarter are down...

Rockwell Collins to provide fleet-wide international trip support services for Hong Kong based Metrojet

Metrojet, a Hong Kong based six-star business aviation services company, has engaged Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM to provide international trip support services for its fleet business aircraft. The new contract expands Metrojet’s relationship with Rockwell Collins, which is currently using a number of ARINCDirect’s integrated services. “Metrojet is dedicated to u...

LHT Increased presence for VIP & Special Mission customers in Asia

Two new sales offices in Hongkong and Singapore Lufthansa Technik is extending its sales presence for customers of the VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services product division in Asia. This customer segment will be supported with immediate effect by two new sales offices in Hongkong and Singapore. Mr. Stelios Panitsas (47) will fill this role from Singapore, whereas Mr. Jan Grube (47) wi...

New Cathay Dragon Livery Takes Flight

Excited passengers this morning welcomed the first aircraft displaying the new Cathay Dragon livery as it took flight from Hong Kong to Beijing. Earlier this year, the Cathay Pacific Group announced that Dragonair will be rebranded as Cathay Dragon, bringing the two airline brands – Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon – closer together and offering passengers a more seamless travel exp...

One dead after Hong Kong plane crash

A man died after a small aircraft he was flying plunged into the sea in Hong Kong today, a rare occurrence in the southern Chinese city. The crash was reported shortly after 2pm local time (0600 GMT) and emergency responders were seen lifting a body out of the water. "Fire services found an unconscious man in the vicinity, and he died at 3.55pm," a government spokesman told AFP....