Tag: CAAC

CAAC Enables LEAP-1A Powered A320neo Operations in China

Reading Time: 1 minute The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued the Validated Type Certificate (VTC) for CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine on March 30, 2018, a critical milestone that paves the way for the Airbus A320neo validated type certification and enabling aircraft operations in China. The document signed by the CAAC validates the original European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) […]

COMAC To Get ARJ21 Production Certificate This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute COMAC is close to securing the production certificate for its ARJ21 regional jet, sources say. The manufacturer has completed all necessary work and met the requirements. A final evaluation by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has also been completed. The Chinese manufacturer is scheduled to be awarded the production certificate in a ceremony […]

China’s AC352 Completes First Flight With WZ16 Engine

Reading Time: 1 minute The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place December 21, in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters. The WZ16 met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. Known in the west as the Ardiden 3C, the engine […]

China to Raise Standards for New Airline Entrants

Reading Time: 1 minute The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is expected to raise the bar on approving new entrants in the domestic airline industry in light of market saturation and possible excessive competition. The regulator is reportedly revising relevant provisions of the “Public Transport Enterprises Operation Permit Regulations,” which would disqualify more than half of new applicants. […]