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  1. News - China - AVIATION

    Air China pilots warn flight safety under threat by unequal pay and lack of rest

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Air China pilots 'tired and overworked' More than 100 Air China pilots have signed an open letter alleging that they have an excessive ... made the relationship between Chinese and foreign pilots intense, extremely unhelpful to cockpit management and will eventually threaten flight safety," the letter stated. Air China, which ...

  2. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China United Airlines converted into budget carrier

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... "China Eastern is the first of the 'Big Three' to announce an LCC subsidiary, although China Southern is studying converting Chongqing Airlines while Air China has been doing its own ... of the view that the government is encouraging competition." China United operates out of Beijing, the home of China Eastern's rival Air China, but is the only commercial airline based ...

  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Ticket to the market: State-run China Eastern Airlines launches new budget carrier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... for over one-third of the market.” Low-cost carriers, led by Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, account for up to 7 per cent of air travel market in China, compared to Europe, where they control 50 ... have encouraged more budget airlines to take to the skies. Industry analysts say China Eastern’s foray into the budget segment may encourage other state-run carriers such as Air China and China ...

  4. News - China Insider - AVIATION

    Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:39pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Airline denies it let elite-card-toting executive on flight while refusing to let another late passenger board An Air China official batted down accusations ... the executive as Zhao Baige, vice-president of the state-backed Red Cross Society of China. A spokesperson from Air China told the South China Morning Post today that the privileges for life-long ...

  5. News - World - AVIATION

    Air New Zealand pilots stood down after mid-flight cockpit lockout

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Pilots stood down after cockpit lockout Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after an incident in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a flight from Australia. The incident on a Perth-Auckland flight on May 21 followed "some tension" between the pair, after departure was delayed when ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Air China pilot prepares for take-off by cleaning windscreen at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Passengers watch as captain on Air China flight prepares for take-off by cleaning windscreen Don't worry, but the pilot's hanging out of the window As drivers, ... passengers on board. The captain of an Air China flight leaving Chek Lap Kok last Wednesday afternoon decided to pull out his hankie and give the windscreen a quick once-over as passengers filed onto ...

  7. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Air China says domestic routes showing signs of a rebound

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com The drop in air fares will likely narrow as the carrier showed a 9pc decline in passenger yield Air China hints at blue skies for domestic flights The drop in air fares on the mainland will narrow in the second half of the year as demand on domestic routes shows signs of a rebound, Air China said. The Beijing-based carrier saw a 9 per cent ...

  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Five young children among missing Malaysia Airlines passengers as air search called off

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 09:05am by DANNY LEE, Andrea Chen, AGENCIES

    ... Danny Lee, Andrea Chen, Keith Zhai, Lana Lam and Patrick Boehler Search for missing plane will resume at daylight, airline says An air search for a missing Malaysian Airlines passenger jet ... the United States and three from China- were among the 239 people on board. Two French teenagers, aged 14 and 17, were also among the missing, while the eldest flyer was a 79-year-old Chinese ...

  9. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Weak passenger revenues could offset fuel cost savings at Big Three airlines

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:47am by Charlotte So

    ... yields last year could weigh on earnings at the mainland's Big Three airlines, with China Southern Airlines and Air China expected to report a drop in net profit despite benefiting from ... and business-class tickets. Net profit at Beijing-based Air China, which will announce its results on Tuesday, could slip 3 per cent to 4.47 billion yuan (HK$5.6 billion), while Guangzhou-based China ...

  10. News - China - AVIATION

    China considers monitoring civilian pilots after disappearance of flight MH370

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... on board, he may very likely change his or her behaviour," he said. An aviation safety expert with the Civil Aviation University of China said that after the crash of Air France flight 447 ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Beijing may monitor civilian pilots China is considering the use of military technology that monitors a pilots' in-flight physical and mental state ...




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