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  1. Dirty fuel cause of Cathay Pacific engine failure

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigators confirmed yesterday. An updated report from the Civil Aviation Department into the incident nine months ago said particles found in the Airbus A330's engines were consistent ... reducing the effectiveness of monitoring pressure. The department said although the findings were tentative, the International Civil Aviation Organisation should 'establish requirements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736280/dirty-fuel-cause-cathay-pacific-engine-failure
  2. Regulator, not lack of runways, is holding Chek Lap Kok back

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Last weekend, in his response to my recent column on aviation safety, the Civil Aviation Department's assistant director general for air traffic management, Wong ... flights per hour and London Heathrow's is 85. It is unacceptable that Hong Kong, as a regional aviation hub, can handle only 62 flight movements per hour. The Civil Aviation Department has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982307/regulator-not-lack-runways-holding-chek-lap-kok-back
  3. Collision course

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as trainer and supervisor takes at least 10 years. The Civil Aviation Department says it has recruited more than 40 new controllers over the past five years. But one controller estimated that, ... Albert Cheng On September 18, two Hong Kong-bound flights carrying more than 600 passengers narrowly missed each other while trying to land at the city's airport. The Civil Aviation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981240/collision-course
  4. Putting the cart before the horse

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'a northern circuit, long final approach tracks and independent arrival procedures'. As yet, despite three years of bargaining, no deal to allow these has been signed. Civil Aviation Department officials are nonetheless positive. They say that consensus was recently reached, although they admit that nothing formal has yet been agreed. With all airports in the region competing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974060/putting-cart-horse
  5. 7 hurt as Dragonair flight hits turbulence

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo Five air hostesses and two passengers were injured when a Dragonair flight from Beijing was hit by turbulence yesterday. The Civil Aviation Department said the pilot of flight KA905 requested priority landing at 11.04am. The Airbus 330 took off at 8am and was due to land in Hong Kong at 11.45am. The plane, carrying 135 passengers and 14 crew, landed safely at Chek Lap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967667/7-hurt-dragonair-flight-hits-turbulence
  6. Road to new runway opens up

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam A major obstacle to the proposed new third runway at Chek Lap Kok could be removed with the opening up of airspace over the Pearl River Delta. The Civil Aviation Department said officials from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau had finally reached a consensus on relaxing airspace boundaries after three years of talks. No formal agreement has yet been signed, but it is seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973861/road-new-runway-opens
  7. Chek Lap Kok breaks the 1,000 flights barrier

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 1,000-plus movements achieved in a single day, setting a new daily record, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said. The 1,003 flight movements broke the previous single-day record of 983 ... Information Region on that day, making a total of 1,524 flights handled by the Civil Aviation Department within the 24-hour period. Buoyed by the robust economy in the region, flight movements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965915/chek-lap-kok-breaks-1000-flights-barrier
  8. Airport expansion won't fly without more controllers

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and that it would be impossible to satisfy all demands from staff no matter what system was used. The Civil Aviation Department obviously tried to avoid addressing the core issue. At present, ... controller estimated. The Civil Aviation Department is only able to train 15 to 20 junior controllers every year. There is no way it can cope with further expansion. Our airport facilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970005/airport-expansion-wont-fly-without-more-controllers
  9. Biplane left hanging as pupils help celebrate a century of flight in HK

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... a Zlin Z242. A Civil Aviation Department spokeswoman said about eight to 10 children were expected to pull the Farman biplane. She said: 'The Zlin is only slightly heavier than the Farman, ... Lap Kok before the airport opened, was built to commemorate the first powered flight in Hong Kong by pioneer aviator Charles Van den Born in Sha Tin on March 18, 1911. The Civil Aviation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741164/biplane-left-hanging-pupils-help-celebrate-century-flight-hk
  10. In Brief

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pacific, All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines would be increased from April 1 to 30, the Civil Aviation Department said. The new maximum fuel surcharges will be HK$194 for short-haul flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741368/brief

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