Tag: China

UAC and COMAC Approved the General Layout of CR929 Aircraft

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for urgent attention to address infrastructure challenges in order to secure the industry’s future. “Having the infrastructure to grow is vital to our industry’s future. But in many key places, it is not being built fast enough to meet growing demand. And there are worrying trends which […]

Delta Under Fire for Listing Taiwan, Tibet as Countries

Delta Air Lines came under fire from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) late last week for listing Tibet and Taiwan as countries on its website. The American carrier immediately offered apologies and underlined the mistake was unintentional. “Delta recognizes the seriousness of this issue and we took immediate steps to resolve it. It […]

Airbus to Raise China A320 Production to Six Per Month by 2020

Airbus plans to ramp up A320 family production rates at its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China beginning in 2019, according to a framework agreement signed by Airbus and its Chinese partners Jan. 9. The agreement targets a ramp-up in production to five aircraft per month by early 2019 and six per month […]

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 […]

Chinese Wanfeng Buys the Majority of Shares in Diamond Aircraft

Chinese automotive and aviation company Wanfeng has bought the majority of shares in Austria’s Diamond Aircraft, the fourth largest general aviation manufacturer in the world. News of the takeover broke just as employees of the Wiener Neustadt factory were breaking up for their Christmas holidays. Diamond also had a subsidiary business in London, Ontario, Canada, […]