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Xiamen Airlines takes its first Boeing 737 MAX delivery

Xiamen Airlines (China) took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (serial 42956) on May 22, 2018, in Seattle, Washington (U.S.), expanding its fleet to 200 aircraft, the carrier stated, attributing the expansion to the massive growth in the demand for air travel in China. The airline, based in Xiamen, a coastal city in Fujian, […]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines and PACTL sign MoU to extend solutions for pharma customers in China

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the sector of time & temperature sensitive shipments, primarily focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare products. The agreement will serve as a commitment by both parties to develop, expand, and promote business cooperation in […]

China makes first cross-ocean biofuel flight

On November 21, 2017, Hainan Airlines Boeing 787 powered by sustainable aviation biofuel took off from Beijing and landed in Chicago, making it the first cross-ocean biofuel flight in the history of Chinese aviation. The fuel for the plane was produced by China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) and was made from used cooking oil. The flight […]

Boeing, China announce 300 plane sale agreement

Boeing and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company (CASC) today signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the United States trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, in the presence of US President Donald Trump and China President Xi […]

Asiana Airlines cancels China routes amid Bejing-Seoul tensions

The South Korean Asiana Airlines has temporarily stopped operating six international routes because of the diminished flow of Chinese tourists against the backdrop of diplomatic tensions that arose between Seoul and Beijing after the installation of the THAAD anti-missile system, according to Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea that cites corporate and industry sources. The […]

China limits Emirates expansion after two safety incidents

China’s civil aviation authority has fined the world’s largest long-haul carrier, Dubai-based Emirates, and barred it from adding new destinations and aircraft in China for six months, following two incidents of “unsafe operations”. Airline crew were responsible for an April 17 incident in which an aircraft flew at the wrong height and another on May […]

C919 completes final ground test, closer to first flight

China’s homegrown commercial jet COMAC C919 has completed a series of high-speed taxi tests which bring the much-anticipated commercial jet closer to its maiden flight. The first test was taken on April 16, 2017, and the fourth test was performed on April 23, 2017, at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). According to CNN Money, the […]

Australia & China sign open sky agreement

Australia and China have settled arrangements for an open sky agreement called “open aviation market” between two countries, as announced by the Australia‘s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Investment on the 4th of December 2016. Under this agreement, both Australian and Chinese airlines will have an unrestricted capacity between China and Australia. Australia‘s Minister for […]

Malaysia Airlines expands reach in China

Malaysia Airlines has launched a rapid expansion into China. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, announced in Beijing today that the airline will serve 8 new destinations and 11 new routes with 35 additional frequencies between Malaysia and China beginning in early 2017.  Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Peter Bellew said, […]

Boeing increases long-term outlook for China plane demand to $1 trillion

Chinese airlines are likely to purchase planes worth $1.025 trillion over 20 years as they expand fleets to cater to robust growth in domestic and overseas tourism, Boeing Co said in a more bullish forecast of Chinese aviation demand. Saying China as a market continued to exceed expectations, Boeing estimated 6,810 aircraft purchases in the […]