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  1. Department cleared over two-pilot flight

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger The Civil Aviation Department did not break its own rules when it allowed Cathay Pacific to fly a plane between Hong Kong and Melbourne with only two pilots, a Court of First Instance judge ruled yesterday. In a written ruling, Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung said the aviation regulator had the right to let Cathay run the nine-hour flight without a third pilot ...

  2. Pilot's inexperience and winds blamed for crash

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... to a preliminary report released yesterday. The Civil Aviation Department report said the accident could have been caused by 'the prevailing weather at the time of the accident and the operating ... private pilot's licence for helicopters and a valid medical certificate, and had 318 hours of flying experience. The department has recommended that single-engined helicopter operations ...

  3. Flight did not require a third pilot, aviation body tells court

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... of the Civil Aviation Department stated yesterday. The director general, represented by Anthony Ismail, was responding to a summons at the Court of First Instance brought by the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers' Association. The union accused the department of breaching aviation rules that determine the number of crew that should be on a flight. One pilot rostered for the Melbourne to Hong Kong ...

  4. New flight path to Hong Kong to save time, cut emissions

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of more than 10 million kilometres per year. The Civil Aviation Department said it could not state the amount of aviation fuel that would be saved with the new route. Nor could it predict whether ... by the type of carrier, its fuel efficiency, mileage, the number of passengers on board and weather conditions,' the department's acting assistant director general, Simon Li Tin-chui, said. ...

  5. Calls mount for relocation of Aviation Club

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... were approved by the Civil Aviation Department and met international standards of flight operation. 'This is an independent and isolated incident that has little to do with the club ... Territories, Mr Liu said. Peter Lok Kung-nam, a former director general of civil aviation, said the location of the aviation club and its operations had caused few problems. 'It has been ...

  6. HK airport gets high marks for safety in international audit

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and the city's aviation laws. The results were announced yesterday by the director general of civil aviation, Norman Lo Shung-man. He said the city had scored very highly in another of the eight ... Civil Aviation Organisation, was not finished. The airport off Lantau Island is about to become even safer. It is preparing to switch to a state-of-the-art traffic control centre in 2013. ...

  7. No change in fuel surcharges

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Civil Aviation Department yesterday agreed existing passenger fuel surcharges levied by Cathay Pacific Airways and Nepal Airlines could be maintained in November. The levels will remain HK$71 for Cathay's short-haul flights and HK$328 for long-haul flights, and HK$239 for Nepal Airlines. ...

  8. Night flights may pass closer to Disco Bay to cut Ma Wan noise

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Civil aviation officials will look into reducing aircraft noise at Ma Wan by 'fine-tuning' a night flight path that may take more flights closer to Discovery Bay and Disneyland. But the potential impact of noise brought by rerouting flights closer to Discovery Bay and other areas and the safety implications were also sources of concern, the Civil Aviation ...

  9. letters

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Telecommunications Authority received a complaint from the Civil Aviation Department about the broadcaster's radio signals. The department said the signals could disrupt Hong Kong's air traffic. ...

  10. The men behind the flying machines

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... are eligible to apply. Before becoming licensed aircraft technicians, the institute's graduates have to pass an examination conducted by the Hong Kong Aviation Department and gain two years' ... and the Hong Kong Aviation Department. A day in the life of an aircraft technician An aircraft technician's working hours depend on whether they have been assigned line or base maintenance. Line ...




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