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  1. Department reduces surcharges

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The maximum fuel surcharges commercial airlines can levy on their passengers have been lowered by the Civil Aviation Department. Short-haul flights on Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways will carry a maximum surcharge of HK$98, down from HK$105, while long-haul flights will carry a maximum levy of HK$505, down from HK$513. The surcharge adjustment ...

  2. Aviation officials order Cathay, Dragonair to check wings

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Updated at 1.06pm: Hong Kong civil aviation officials have ordered Cathay Pacific and Dragonair to check their Boeing 747 aircraft for possible wing fractures, Apple Daily reported on Wednesday. The requirement comes after a Boeing 747 passenger jet wing plate ? used for decelerating during landing ? was found to have fractured, the paper reported, quoting Civil Aviation acting ...

  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. 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. New helicopter safety measures planned following crash report

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.39pm: The Civil Aviation Department said on Thursday it had introduced new safety measures in the wake of a new government report on a helicopter accident, which ... said on Thursday a team of inspectors had completed investigations. They gave their recommendations in the report to departments responsible for aviation. The spokesman said: 'The ...

  6. Court battle looms over air crash

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Tung Chee-hwa largely backing the original Civil Aviation Department's disputed report into the crash of China Airlines flight CI642, in which three people died in 1999. The airline- which ... into flames after clipping the runway with a wing when it came in to land on a flight from Bangkok during Typhoon Sam. After the original Civil Aviation Department report was challenged, the chief ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Runway closed after blowouts

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo One of the runways at Chek Lap Kok airport was closed for 30 minutes yesterday after tyres on a China Eastern Airlines Airbus A-330 blew out on landing and damaged lights on the runway. A spokeswoman for the Civil Aviation Department said some of the edge lights on the northern runway were damaged during the landing of flight MU 701 from Pudong, Shanghai, at 11.25am. ...

  9. Aviation adviser calls for regional airspace accord

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... flights from taking off,' said one Hong Kong civil aviation officer. The consultant also advised aviation authorities to liaise with airlines over the amount of time their pilots spend ... airport makes way for other planes in less than 50 seconds. The airport could increase its capacity by training pilots to leave the runway more quickly, NATS found. The civil aviation officer said ...

  10. Public gets edited original report

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The seven-week delay between the chief executive receiving the Board of Review report and making it public appears to have been used to make changes to the original Civil Aviation Department report. Sources familiar with the draft department's report- which was never made public because of China Airlines' objections to it- say the version released ...




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