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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 ...

  2. Mainland's aviation boom gives new focus

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... and training pavilion, while Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department will also host a separate accident investigation conference. Reed Exhibitions and Asian Aviation magazine will hold the inaugural ... Mukul Munish Asia's growing influence in the resurgent aviation industry is being driven by the mainland, the biggest market for aircraft in the world today. That will be reflected ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Speeding engine led helicopter to ditch

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... to a preliminary accident investigation report released yesterday. 'The overspeed caused an automatic shutdown of the engine. The reason for the overspeed is under investigation,' the Civil Aviation Department report said. An overspeed occurs when an engine is allowed or forced to run at a number of revolutions per minute beyond its design limit. The problem hit the aircraft's ...

  6. Now the stench of corruption is in the air

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... pilots are having their licences scrutinised. Now the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is investigating 10,000 commercial pilots' licences. In all the muck-raking that has followed Gulati's deception, it appears the rot is deep and wide, with some flying schools lying about the number of hours that students have logged. Even the civil aviation authorities, the only body ...

  7. Industry enjoys mood of optimism

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director general of Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines, and Professor Wei Shyy, provost and chair professor ... Official support for Asian Aerospace 2011 from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, China Air Transport Association, China Civil Airports Association and the Civil Aviation MRO Association ...

  8. iPhone gadgets a good call for fair vendors

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... it in an enclosed area on Sunday. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which previously threatened to close the stall, said it was watching the situation closely. But not every stall enjoyed ...

  9. Mainland aviation sector flying high

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crisis took its toll this year. Mainland airlines and airports also would end this year with record high earnings, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on its official website ... aviation country for the second consecutive year. While international carriers remain concerned about the prospects for the air cargo business, Chinese carriers seem more bullish. They forecast ...

  10. Fuel surcharges costly for airlines

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis Keith.wallis@scmp.com Airlines in Hong Kong that fixed fuel surcharges on freight in a collusive process supported and approved by the Civil Aviation Department have been the subject of investigations by cartel-busters across the globe. The probes, which began in 2006, have resulted so far in US$3 billion in criminal and civil penalties to international airlines ...




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