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  1. Pilots accuse regulator of breaching aviation safety rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Melbourne to Hong Kong on February 27. The union said the Civil Aviation Department had no authority to let Cathay Pacific ignore safety rules because a third pilot was sick and unable ... said. 'The objectives of [safety rules] were ignored by the Civil Aviation Department, thus rendering its decision 'irrational'.' Pilots had to be alert not only for takeoff ...

  2. Airline pilots bemoan uncivil aviation

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Aviation Department spokesman said there had been no instruction to controllers to cut out pleasantries. The department 'always advocates and promotes harmonious working relationships between ... Pilots complain that they no longer get a civil 'good morning' or 'goodbye' when they communicate with controllers at Chek Lap Kok and that some are brusque to the point ...

  3. Airport buzzes as visitors depart

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... not surprised by the increase in departing passengers. However, Xinhua reported that a bigger challenge for the airport had yet to come, with 380 Olympics-related flights leaving Beijing today, and more than 100 flights tomorrow. From August 1 until the opening ceremony on August 8, the airport expected to handle about 260,000 passengers a day, which mainland civil aviation officials described ...

  4. Exercises, bad weather causing flight delays

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more than 200 flights from Hong Kong into the mainland have been delayed The delays can be from 35 to 47 minutes, according to Civil Aviation Department data. Mr Lo said better overall ... Yau Chui-yan The civil aviation chief admits that bad weather and military exercises contribute to delays in flights from Hong Kong to some mainland cities. Speaking on a radio programme, ...

  5. Not clear for takeoff

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... of action is simply due to the bureaucratic behaviour of the Civil Aviation Department. The replies from Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng to the Legislative Council on April 30 indicate that she has totally bought the arguments of the Civil Aviation Department bureaucrats. According to Ms Cheng, Hong Kong's air traffic capacity is limited by the hilly landscape. I think ...

  6. Ready for takeoff

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... The corporate airline sector in Hong Kong is eagerly waiting for regional regulatory and infrastructure changes, writes Jason Krupp Aviation Hong Kong's corporate aviation ... domestic business aviation sector in the past 10 years, spurred by the sustained economic boom at home and in the Asia-Pacific region. Last year alone, the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In our reports on the collapse of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines yesterday, we said Cathay Pacific opposed the airline's attempts to enter the market and objected to its application for an operator's certificate from the Civil Aviation Department. In fact, Cathay Pacific's objection, in 2005, was to the Air Transport Licensing Authority awarding Oasis licences for six ...

  8. Joining forces to serve Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Civil Aviation Department. These jobs demand mental and physical toughness, and require recruits to be team players who are ready to accept ... and attitude.' Elsewhere, the Civil Aviation Department will introduce the post of student air-traffic control officer at the expo. The post, with 15 vacancies available, will be advertised next month ...

  9. Aviation officials brace for Games pressure

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the security challenges. According to Yang Guoqing , deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Thursday will see the most flights. The number will be close to the upper ... in the history of China's civil aviation,' Mr Yang said. He said the threat of terrorist attacks - which the central government claims is growing as the Games near - had placed enormous ...

  10. Aviation chief promises end of cancelled flights, delays

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which failed to meet standards. Li Jiaxiang, who recently replaced Yang Yuanyuan as head of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, announced eight measures at a national ... a vice-director of the State Administration of Work Safety. He will retain his full ministerial rank. China's civil aviation industry reaped 17 billion yuan in profits in the first 11 months of last ...




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