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  1. Domestic jet airliner set for 2016 take-off

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam in Seattle The aircraft maker tasked with producing a Chinese rival for Boeing and Airbus passenger aircraft is scheduled to start delivering its first airliner in 2016. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or Comac, has pledged to roll out the new narrow-body jet the C919, which has up to 200 seats. Comac engineers promise the new aircraft will be 15 per cent ...

  2. Taking to the skies on eagle's wings

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yuen Heng-jeung The Boeing 777 is the world's largest wide-body twin-jet. Under each of its long wings, the plane boasts the largest turbofans ever used on a plane. It has six wheels under each of its two main landing gears under the centre of the fu ...

  3. Mainland-built large aircraft 10 to 20 years away

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The mainland's ambition to have a 'large domestic aircraft' to challenge the world's industry giants Boeing and Airbus will be realised in 10 to 20 ... of the No1 Aircraft Design Institute under the China Aviation Industry Corp 1 (Avic 1), said China's aircraft industry was not very far behind the world's leaders- probably just 'five ...

  4. Wen outlines sky-high vision to build competitive aircraft

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Guo Aibing Premier Wen Jiabao said the mainland should build 'big aircraft' that are competitive around the world, adding credence to the mainland's ambition ... at the Xian Aircraft Industry (Group) Company and touring a couple of villages, inspecting pig and dairy-goat farms in Xian, Shaanxi province, footage of which was broadcast by CCTV last night. ...

  5. Fortunes are as fickle as the wind in aircraft dogfight

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... into sales of the long-haul variant; the sale even attracted start-ups such as Hong Kong Oasis Airlines. But late last month, one of the world's most influential aircraft buyers launched a shot ... market. The International Lease Finance Corp and Gecas, the aircraft lease-finance arm of General Electric, are among the biggest purchasers of aircraft on the planet. And coincidence or not, ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    China airlines to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max planes in US$20.7b deal: sources

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 11:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Sources say orders for upgraded best-selling short-haul aircraft worth US$20.7 billion Mainland to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max planes Boeing has secured commitments for about 200 of its 737 Max aircraft, the upgraded variant of its best-selling short-haul planes, from multiple Chinese customers, two people familiar with the deals said. The deals are worth ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Boeing wins US$15b jet order from Ryanair

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 09:43am by Bloomberg

    ... at list price, selling 170 of its 737 model as that aircraft is phased out in favour of the Max version, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal between Boeing and Dublin-based ... of Transport Aircraft Traders conference in Orlando, Florida. He declined to comment on the Ryanair order. Robin Kiely, a Ryanair spokesman, said the airline "does not comment upon, or engage in, ...

  8. Airbus and Boeing fly different routes to cutting costs and greater comfort

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into mega-hubs that were already hopelessly oversubscribed? The solution was to design a flexible family of smaller aircraft (but still 250 passengers per plane and up) that could fly over short or long ... to the use of lightweight composites for up to 50 per cent of the aircraft. They would be cheaper to make, too, by laying off Boeing's unionised in-house machinists and making extensive use ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Boeing and General Electric given licence to export jet parts to Iran

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Permission to sell parts for aircraft sold pre-1979 granted after nuclear deal eased sanctions US firms given licence to export jet parts to Iran The US Treasury Department has issued Boeing and General Electric (GE) with licences to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January. ...

  10. Quick pick me up

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheryl Ow Next time you need a private jet pick-up at short notice contact Halcyon Jets. With about three hours notice you can have an aircraft at your service to and from anywhere in the world. Its fleet of more than 10,000 planes range from a lightweight aircraft such as the Eclipse 500, suitable for a small party, to a giant Boeing 737-700 for larger crews, with a fee per ...




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