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China Plane Crash: All 132 People on Board Confirmed Dead

Reading Time: < 1 minute China’s aviation authorities have confirmed that all 132 people on board the China Eastern Airlines jetliner that crashed in the forested mountains on Monday are dead. All passengers were China’s nationals. Victims’ families have been waiting for news from the search teams, combing the heavily-wooded area for days since flight MU5735 crashed. On Monday, the […]

Oxygen Masks Released on China Eastern Airlines A321 Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A321-200, performing flight from Qingdao to Guangzhou (China), automatically released passenger oxygen masks due to unknown circumstances. Aircraft was enroute at 10400 meters (FL341) about 140nm northeast of Nanchang (China) when the passenger oxygen masks were automatically released, cabin pressure and all other indications remained normal however. The crew decided to divert to […]

China Eastern Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: < 1 minute China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of this efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. China Eastern is the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. The airline will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes, followed by flights to international destinations. […]

Rolls-Royce and China Eastern Sign Agreement Worth over $1.1bn

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce has signed a Trent XWB engine and long-term TotalCare® service agreement with China Eastern Airlines involving the airline’s 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The agreement, worth over over US$1.1bn, is expected to be one of the largest deals announced at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE). Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines already power all of […]

China Eastern Airlines’ First A350 XWB Performs Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first A350-900 for China Eastern Airlines has performed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will now enter the final phase of production, ground checks and test flights before being prepared for delivery in the coming weeks. The airline has 20 A350-900s on order. Bringing new levels of efficiency and comfort in the […]

Beijing to Lower Ownership Stakes in Chinese Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Chinese government said it will loosen its control over China’s big three carriers—China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines—allowing its ownership stakes in the airlines to fall below 50%. Currently, state-owned company China National Aviation Holding Co. holds a 53.5% stake in Air China, state-owned China Eastern Group holds a 56.4% stake […]

China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 Strikes Its Tail On Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 was performing flight from Chengdu to Wenzhou (China) and struck its tail onto the runway while landing in Wenzhou. There are no reports of injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. No weather data are available for Wenzhou. Wenzhou features a concrete runway 03/21 of 3200 meters/10500 feet length.

China Eastern To Add 250 Aircraft To Its Fleet By 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes China Eastern Airlines is to add more than 250 aircraft to the group’s fleet over the next five years, with 50 set to be introduced before the end of 2017. The airline, which in July agreed to take a 10 percent stake in Air France-KLM, said its fleet modernisation programme means 191 jets will be […]

China Eastern Airbus A321 Skids Off The Runway In Hong Kong

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport were disrupted for almost two hours on Wednesday morning after a China Eastern Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing during heavy rain. Flight MU765 from Nanjing landed at 10:51am and airport officials said the Airbus A321 slid off the runway as it was making its […]

China to Open First Phase of World’s Largest Airport by 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes China will complete the first phase of an expansive new airport in Beijing, which could eventually be the world’s largest, by 2019, officials with the project told reporters. Representatives of the Beijing New Airport project showed off the sprawling construction site on Monday, saying the city’s second major airport could serve 45 million passengers a […]