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China’s first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation fuel

An Airbus H125 helicopter belonging to State Grid Space Technology Co., Ltd (SGST) has successfully used sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a flight demonstration at Hefei Shiwan Airport in China. This is the first helicopter flight using SAF in China, marking an important milestone in the development of low-carbon aviation in Chinese aeronautics. The H125, […]

Airbus delivers first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China

Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. At […]

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 […]