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  1. Aviation expo plans defended

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... as well as an air show, while successful in Singapore, was dated and not right for Hong Kong. Corporate and airline management and military aviation were 'sometimes like oil and water' ... Dennis Eng Taking the military and defence element out of the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress this week has made the show smaller than when it was staged in Singapore ...

  2. Singapore's poison-shrimp defence

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Singapore's airspace is also congested because it is a busy civilian aviation hub. Such factors, combined with erratic tropical weather conditions, are severe constraints. As a result, at least one ... Michael Richardson What does a Southeast Asian country do when it is small but has a big air force? In Singapore's case, it disperses its planes and, indeed, some of its ground forces ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... committee to promote hong kong as aviation hub An Aviation Development Advisory Committee has been formed to look at ways to promote Hong Kong as an aviation hub and to consider further the operation and development of the airport. It replaces the Aviation Advisory Board. While the board's chairman is Norman Lo Sung-man, the director-general of civil aviation, the committee ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more for short hauls on Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines, from August 1, the Civil Aviation Department announced yesterday. DAB meets Guangdong official A delegation led by the Democratic ...

  5. Aviation industry calls for military to relax grip on skies

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing Aviation representatives have renewed their calls for the government and military to open lower-altitude airspace to civilian aircraft. Airspace is the absolute ... aviation industry and plane manufacturers have protested for more than a decade over the rule. At the National People's Congress, Zhang Hongbiao, director of the Science and Technology ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aviation chief chairs Montreal conference Hong Kong's director-general of Civil Aviation, Albert Lam Kwong-yu, is chairing the International Civil Aviation Organisation's 11th conference ... including Singapore, South Korea and Japan attended the opening of the three-day Asia Cultural Co-operation Forum, organised by the Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau, last night. ...

  7. India's airlines face turbulent future

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... 1995 and last year. Last week, India's new Minister for Civil Aviation Rajiv Pratap Rudy said Air India was headed for a loss of 550 million rupees in the financial year to next March. ... is one solution to the airlines' woes, and the government recently set up a special committee headed by a former bureaucrat to prepare a plan for the civil aviation sector. Civil aviation ...

  8. Graft claims against aviation officials add to pressure on Chen

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese prosecutors have named three senior aviation officials as defendants in a corruption case, the latest in a series of scandals that has prompted calls for the resignation of the island's embattled president, Chen Shui-bian. Billy Chang Kuo-cheng, director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, his chief secretary, Wang Teh-ho, and Chiang ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lower fuel surcharges approved A reduction in passenger fuel surcharges by All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Nepal Airlines and Singapore Airlines from April 1 to May 31 has been approved by the Civil Aviation Department, reflecting the fall in the global price of oil and aviation fuel. The new maximum surcharge will be HK$52 per journey for short-haul flights and HK$239 ...

  10. Taiwan criticises Beijing over air route near air force training zone

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... training space. It is seeking help from the International Civil Aviation Organisation and other countries in voicing opposition to the new route, said to have been approved by the mainland's ... route, Taiwan's foreign ministry said it had appealed to the international community to express concern about the unilateral move, which not only violated international aviation practices ...




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