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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Despite its No 2 world ranking, the aircraft maintenance company's best days may be behind them with their labour shortages likely to worsen Haeco grounded by elite bank jobs that pay more A shortage of labour is limiting Hong Kong's position in the aircraft maintenance industry even though it is home to the world's ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... than these concerned groups have done. I can make it from the Airport Authority's own studies. Unsuitably small aircraft are flying to unsuitable destinations Here follows an excerpt from ... environment of Kai Tak Airport, which was highly constrained and fully stretched. At the time it was natural for airlines to maximise each valuable slot by deploying the biggest aircraft possible. ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    If Yaks can fly, so can China's jumbo

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Xi's grand vision means a large aircraft will defy financial gravity, but with few takers for it If Yaks can fly, so can China's jumbo President Xi Jinping told Comac [Commercial Aircraft Corp of China] officials last month that the country must achieve the goal of creating its own "jumbo jet" at all costs. "The ability to develop ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Psst … cat's out of the bag on that HK$130b runway

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... perfectly clear that the real reason our airport is congested is that the airlines find it convenient to operate much smaller aircraft there than they did at the old Kai Tak airport. It means all ... them in on smaller aircraft. Mr Poole has a talent for expressing his thoughts succinctly. On the principle that no knife is so sharp as the one on which you cut yourself, I shall thus quote ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Wasteful subsidies miss the point on real innovation

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... representative of advances in technology are aircraft engineers who steadily make little improvements in Boeing and Airbus products, shaving off a little weight here, adjusting the metallurgy somewhere ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Taxpayers should not pay for a third runway … but they will

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... "analysts" are also right. It will never happen. I accept that at some level of aircraft movements there will be a need for a third runway at Chek Lap Kok and, given the lead time for building one, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cheers to the wine fakers who help tell us what's real

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Cheers to the wine fakers who help tell us what's real I find it hard to get worked up about the evils of wine faking. In fact, in some ways I think fakers provide a valuable service to society. They make it plain when consumer goods are overpriced. There are some exceptions to be made, of course. I don't approve of fake aircraft parts, fake infant milk ...

  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Action plan on tax an impossible task

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... they increase taxes on the poor and reduce those on the rich. What can a government do in corporation income tax, however, with a company whose business is risk taking in aircraft leases? Leave alone ... steps removed from me, probably has a small stake in the debt paper of a Dublin-based aircraft leasing company. If a Turkish airline finances the acquisition of a Brazilian-made aircraft through ...



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