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  1. Watching the skies

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... earning a chemistry degree from Oxford University in Britain. But he always had an interest in aviation, and when he saw a local Civil Aviation Department advertisement for vacancies in the air ... An air traffic controller must keep on top of the latest developments, be prepared for shift work and be physically fit, writes Robin Lynam PASSENGERS ARRIVING AND departing at Hong Kong ...

  2. HK urgently needs air traffic controllers: aviation chief

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... director-general of Civil Aviation Norman Lo Shung-man said yesterday as he held his first news conference in his present role. Mr Lo, a 27-year veteran of the department, was selected last month ... Joseph Lo Hong Kong's newly appointed civil aviation chief says the city could face a shortfall of air traffic controllers within the next decade if air travel in the region continues ...

  3. Near miss south of HK denied

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report on the incident, the Civil Aviation Department said there had been a safe distance between the two planes. The report said the incident happened at 5.18pm on Thursday when a Boeing 747 ... at the time. The department stressed that flight safety had not been compromised and there was no risk of a collision. 'Flight safety is always the prime objective of the Civil Aviation ...

  4. RTHK launches its own aviation serial

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... of the Civil Aviation Department, the Airport Authority, Cathay Pacific Airways and other companies and government departments working at the airport, the programme will document some of the jobs ... airline, public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has launched its own aviation-related TV programme. City in the Sky, an eight-part documentary to be aired weekly on TVB Jade from ...

  5. Optimism in the air as US aviation officials start talks

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The central government looks likely to sign an air services pact with the US later this week, further opening the country to American airlines. Representatives from the US State Department and the Department of Transport met their counterparts from the General Administration for Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) in Beijing for a half-day session yesterday morning, where both ...

  6. Aviators hope to save Kai Tak runway

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the legendary Kai Tak runway for civil aviation education and affordable flight training for our younger generations.' The Save Kai Tak campaign aims to set up an aviation park with a runway ... JESSIE HUI An aviation enthusiast is calling for the public's support in a bid to save the runway at the old Kai Tak airport. Francis Chin, chairman of the Save Kai Tak campaign, ...

  7. Low-cost carriers damage civil aviation

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his article, 'Heavyweight special interest could torpedo HK's air-hub status' (November 13), Joseph Lo contends that the structure of Hong Kong civil aviation ... to look at the state of civil aviation in the US. One can rule out as reasons 9/11 (with 8.4 per cent industry growth since 2000), and high oil prices. The real problem lies in the depressed ...

  8. Priority landing for Cathay airliner with engine trouble

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Elaine Wu An inquiry is launched as Civil Aviation Department pledges more transparency A Cathay Pacific airliner made a priority landing in Osaka last night after one ... a priority landing after seeing abnormal readings for the number two engine, which was shut down as a precaution, the Civil Aviation Department said. A Cathay spokesman said the crew requested ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visits Top US aviation official Marion Blakey met Hong Kong's civil aviation chief Albert Lam Kwong-yu yesterday to discuss improved working relationships between the US and the territory. It was the first official visit by a leading US aviation official. Passport plea The Immigration Department has urged Easter travellers to apply for SAR passports as soon as possible. Applications ...

  10. Cathay investigates autopilot mishap

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the plane flew for a period with the pilot and first officer believing the autopilot was still engaged. According to the Civil Aviation Department, the plane then climbed steeply to 1,830 metres ... could have led to a stall... At no stage was the safety of the aircraft or the passengers in question.' A Civil Aviation Department spokeswoman said it had ordered Cathay to remind flight ...




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