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  1. Boeing delay to affect Cathay cargo operation

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... aircraft to a new cargo joint venture in Shanghai. The carrier will seek compensation from the manufacturer and talks will be held at an appropriate time, a Cathay spokesman said. 'We ... planned maintenance of freighters and increase aircraft utilisation to maintain the cargo schedule next year. Shares in Cathay rose 3.8 per cent to close at HK$21.85 yesterday. ...

  2. Guangzhou aims to be aircraft maintenance hub

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai in Guangzhou Guangzhou, the latest entrant into the mainland's rapidly growing aircraft maintenance market, aims to become the largest player in the field, having just set ... commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul- or MRO, as it is called in the industry- for Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. According to GMAC, the long-term total investment ...

  3. Airbus engine launches challenge to China's home-grown aircraft

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The battle for airline orders between the Airbus 320 aircraft and China's home-grown 158-seater, the C919, has started even though the first flight of the C919 is still four years off. Toulouse-based Airbus Industrie this week threw down the gauntlet to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), the manufacturer of C919, by offering new engines ...

  4. Service centre aims for 3b yuan revenue a year

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... billion) in three years as it cashes in on the country's fast-growing fleet of aircraft. 'The centre could increase the engine maintenance competence of China Eastern, shorten ... up the country's largest maintenance, repair and overhaul centre focusing on CFM56 engines, a common type used to power single-aisle aircraft such as the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737. ...

  5. Avic gears up for great leap forward Beijing puts Big Aircraft project back into play

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... with its 'Big Aircraft' project that aims to build a large civil airliner. But do not expect the mainland to be turning out aircraft to compete with Boeing or Airbus anytime soon. ... and streamlined the far-flung units of the flagship national aircraft manufacturing company, Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic). Avic is the heart of the long-awaited Big Aircraft programme. Its six ...

  6. Avic plans to develop engine for big aircraft

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So in Zhuhai 6b yuan venture to tackle project The mainland plans to develop its own jet engines to power the country's first large commercial aircraft. Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic) would set up a joint venture with the Shanghai government to develop a commercial aircraft engine, executive vice-president Tan Ruisong said yesterday at the Zhuhai Air ...

  7. China Southern strengthens its Pearl River Delta hub

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... the acquisition of 21 Airbus mid-range aircraft last week. Company secretary Su Liang said the small aircraft would be used to link the new Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with the periphery cities in the delta, such as Meizhou and Liuzhou. 'We need smaller aircraft to tap the markets with thinner traffic, such as the second- and third-tier cities within one hour of flying time from ...

  8. Business Digest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... air china places new order for 20 airbus jets Air China signed a contract with European aircraft maker Airbus yesterday for 20 A330 jets worth US$3.1 billion, as it aggressively boosts its fleet to meet the soaring demand for air travel. An Airbus spokesman said the deal was entirely new and not a previously agreed but unsigned contract. The A330 is a twin-engined, medium-haul ...

  9. Zhuhai air show doubles contracts to US$9.3b

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... 254 aircraft orders were signed during the six-day show last week, including a letter of intent to buy 100 C919s, a Chinese-made 150-seater aircraft; 100 orders for the regional ARJ21 jet with a total consideration of 20 billion yuan (HK$23.35 billion); orders for five turboprop Modern Ark 600s and MA60s and one sea-land aircraft. The US$9.3 billion contract value, however, excludes ...

  10. Cleared for takeoff

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... with its own aircraft manufacturing base. The city even has its own cheerleader for the industry: local entrepreneur Li Linhai became the country's first private aircraft owner in 2003, when ... government officials have similar dreams. Last week, the local government quietly named aircraft manufacturing as the sixth most important industry in need of attracting foreign investment. ...




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