Tag: China

Chinese Lessors Must Tread Carefully With Local Demand

China’s voracious appetite for new aircraft has caused Boeing to raise its long-term demand forecast for the country. The U.S. manufacturer predicts that China will require 7,240 new aircraft through 2036, comprised of 5,420 narrowbodies, 1,490 widebodies, 180 freighters and 150 regional aircraft. The total is 6.3% higher than 2016’s 20-year forecast. “China’s continuous economic […]

Grim Outlook For Russian Bizav Deliveries

Russia and China are demonstrating growing demand for new business jets, reads the latest 10-year Global Business Aviation Outlook by international aerospace services and solutions provider Honeywell. Nevertheless, experts predict a decline in bizav sales in Russia and the CIS. The document states that the aforementioned two countries plus Brazil remain the primary drivers behind […]

COMAC To Get ARJ21 Production Certificate This Week

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 […]

Is Chinese C919 Strong Enough To Be Internationally Acknowledged?

By introducing the C919 airliner to the public during its maiden flight on 5th May China made a brave step into the niche market of medium-haul aircraft. However, experts say that even despite possible dumping it will be difficult to compete with Boeing and Airbus. Entering the market The C919 developed by Commercial Aircraft Corp. […]

Airbus And China To Enhance Cooperation In Aviation And Aerospace

Airbus and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on aviation and aerospace, further enhancing a spirit of cooperation. The MoU was signed in Berlin by Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO and President of Commercial Aircraft, and He Lifeng, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. The MoU strengthens and deepens […]

China Denies Intercepting US Navy Surveillance Aircraft

China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday denied intercepting a US Navy surveillance aircraft, saying its fighter jets were verifying the US aircraft and that the operation was lawful, professional and safe. Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets tried to intercept a US Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea on Thursday, US officials said. Meantime, China’s […]

Russian-Chinese Long-Range Wide-Body Aircraft Project To Cost $13 Bln

The Russian-Chinese project to develop a long-range wide-body airliner will cost about $13 billion, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company Vladislav Masalov said on Monday. The Sukhoi head made this statement after an official ceremony of opening the office of the project’s operator, which was held in the headquarters of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of […]

Boeing Breaks Ground On Chinese 737 Completion Center

Boeing has started construction of a new 737 completion and delivery in China, as part of a cooperation with domestic aircraft manufacturer Comac. The facility is Boeing’s first overseas and is scheduled to open 2018 in Zhoushan, situated in China’s Zhejiang Province. The center’s capabilities will include fitting the 737s with seating and inflight entertainment […]

The 4th China Civil Helicopter Operation & Development Forum

The 4th China Civil Helicopter Operation & Development Forum have been confirmed to be held on 8th-9th June, 2017, in Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. The Greater China civil helicopter fleet continued to grow strongly in 2016 at a high rate of 18% – the highest growth rate in all of the Asia Pacific region–rising from […]

Russian-Chinese Widebody Passenger Airliner Project Officially Launched

A joint venture between Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to develop a long-haul widebody aircraft (provisionally designated Comac C929) has been registered in China, as follows from UAC’s annual report. The establishment of the venture marks the official start of the project. Known as China-Russia Commercial Aircraft […]