Tag: China

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, […]

China’s DeerJet Undertakes Maiden Antarctica Flight

Deer Jet Beijing has announced it conducted China’s first commercial passenger service to Antarctica this past weekend. In a statement, the private charter specialist said one of its Gulfstream G650 executive jets took off from Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok last week with twenty-two passengers on a fifteen-hour journey to Cape Town, South Africa. There, […]

Chinese MRO Target Middle East

China’s largest MRO company has set its sights on the Middle East as one of the areas for growth in coming years. Ameco says it wants to increase both its market coverage and capabilities and is planning to increase cooperation with partners on aircraft, engines, components and landing gear, said executive vice-president and chief market […]

CDB Aviation Finalize Order for 52 737 MAXs and Eight 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and CDB Aviation finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners. The order puts the 737 MAX program over 4,000 orders total.  The order, valued at $7.4 billion at current list prices, was announced as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The […]