Tag: China

China Building Its First Aircraft Carrier Using Soviet Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first aircraft carrier to be made in China will be constructed according to the same blueprints used in building the Liaoning, a carrier which was constructed in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980’s and later sold to the People’s Liberation Army. China has confirmed that it will construct an aircraft carrier domestically for the first […]

China Issues First “Traffic Rules” for Civilian Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s civil aviation regulator has issued its first-ever “traffic rules” for the operation of light-duty civilian unmanned aircraft. The guidelines have been issued on a trial basis, as the country has witnessed remarkable growth in the number of civilian drones. Li Bin started learning how to fly drones just three months ago. But now, he has passed […]

2016 Commercial Aviation MRO Market By Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Africa South African Airways Technical (SAAT) and AAR Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding in June to establish a joint venture partnership that aims to cut SAAT’s cost and grow its third-party MRO work through a focus on supply chain and airframe maintenance. Airframe heavy maintenance and modification expenditures in Africa will generate $311.7 million […]

Experts From China, UK and US Participate in Su-24 ‘Black Box’ Decoding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in decoding of the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey over Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Foreign experts have no complaints over Su-24 “black box” decoding, the Defense Ministry added. The decoding of the “black box” from a Russian warplane […]

Dnata to Supply Xiamen Air’s Sydney Ground Handling

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dnata has signed a three-year deal to provide full ground handling services to China’s XiamenAir. The deal will cover the 260 annual Dreamliner flights to Syndey’s main airport that XiamenAir announced last month, including the thrice-weekly service from Fuzhou Changle International Airport, and the twice-weekly service from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. Dnata currently serves 17 […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]

Qatar Airways Named “Best Middle East Airline Serving China”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways has once again been named Best Middle East Airline Serving China at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards, picking up the award for the fourth consecutive year. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be recognised and counted among the best airlines serving the Chinese market is […]

Russia Signing Contract With China on Su-35 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec’s director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday. “The long negotiations have ended with the signing of a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 fighters to China,” Kladov told RIA Novosti. He […]

Asia-Pacific Region To Have Biggest Fleet Size, MRO Value

Reading Time: 2 minutes SINGAPORE—Within a decade, the Asia-Pacific region will surpass others in fleet size and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market value. Chris Doan, a Cavok vice president, forecasts the Asia-Pacific fleet to reach 11,687 commercial aircraft in 2025—compared to 8,142 in North America, and 8,096 in Europe. The region’s commercial MRO market will be valued at […]

First Airbus Helicopters Final Assembly Line in China to Be Set Up in Cooperation With Sino-German Ecopark

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the establishment of a final assembly line (FAL) of Airbus Helicopters’ H135 in China was signed today by Yao Yixian, the Sino-German Ecopark Deputy General Manager and Wolfgang Schoder, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland CEO in Hefei, Anhui Province. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed […]