Tag: China

Boeing 737 MAX: China Grounds MAX 8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the fatal crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 on 10 March 2019, Civil Aviation Administration of China requested all its domestic carriers to suspend the operations of MAX 8 planes. According to the statement, domestic airlines of China are obliged to ground MAX 8 aircraft until 6 PM 11 March 2019. […]

INTERESTING | Quick Glimpse into New Beijing Airport

Reading Time: 3 minutes CHINA. World’s fastest growing aviation market. The biggest air travel market by 2022. Over 7,500 new aircraft to join Chinese airlines in two decades. No surprise that the country’s capital, Beijing, is already struggling to serve the travellers. As one of the major issues appears to be airports’ capacity, especially Capital International Airport’s which is […]

7,400 New Aircraft for a Single Country?

Reading Time: 1 minute China will need over 7,400 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2018 to 2037, with a total market value of US $1,060 billion, according to Airbus’ latest China Market Forecast. China represents more than 19 percent of the world total demand for over 37,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years. In the Small segment […]

China Southern to Double Its Fleet by 2035?

Reading Time: 1 minute China Southern Airlines, one of China’s “Big Three” airlines, plans to more than double the size of its fleet currently consisting of nearly 800 aircraft to 2,000 aircraft by 2035. Additionally, the carrier is exploring ways to cooperate with low-cost carriers, its chief executive, Tan Wangeng, told at the World Routes conference. While Boeing, China’s leading provider […]

China Encourages Private Investment into Aviation Projects Worth $16B

Reading Time: 1 minute China would encourage private investment in 28 airport, drone and maintenance projects worth a total of US$16 billion, as part of its efforts to make the sector more globally competitive, the Civil Aviation Administration on China said in a joint statement with the National Development and Reform Commission, Reuters report. Eleven of those projects already […]

UAC and COMAC Approved the General Layout of CR929 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute On 6 June United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) approved the general layout of CR929 long-range wide-body aircraft. The parties agreed as to the aircraft principal geometry – wing span and shape, fuselage length, fuselage nose and tail section dimensions, aircraft fins sizing and form, location of engines, landing […]

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) […]

U.S.-China Trade War May See China Eastern Change Routes and Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute As U.S. president Donald Trump ramps up pressure levels on a looming trade war with China, China Eastern has made it clear that if events affect passenger and cargo volumes, it is not afraid to alter routes and also the type of passenger jet it is prepared to purchase. DBS analyst Paul Yong stated that: […]

China’s C919 Aircraft to Undergo Tests Ahead of 2021 Deliveries

Reading Time: 1 minute China’s first domestically made large passenger aircraft is expected to undergo intensive test flights in 2018, in a bid to make the first delivery of the airliner in 2021. Before the delivery can be made, the C919 still faces complicated and difficult test flights, Science and Technology Daily reported, citing Wang Wei, chief engineer at […]

Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received by Piper Aircraft in company history. Fanmei Aviation Technologies is a subsidiary of Sichuan Fanmei Education Group co. Ltd which is a leading provider of aviation education […]