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  1. 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 ...

  2. Aviation industry calls for military to relax grip on skies

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

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing Aviation representatives have renewed their calls for the government and military to open lower-altitude airspace to civilian aircraft. Airspace is the absolute domain of the military, and no aircraft is allowed to take off without its approval. In other countries, civilian aircraft are allowed to fly with few restrictions below 3,000 metres. The civil ...

  3. In Brief

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

    ... Aviation fuel surcharges to rise The Civil Aviation Department approved a rise in the passenger fuel surcharges levied by Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways ... partially recover operating losses arising from the price of aviation fuel. Contracts for Wan Chai bypass The Highways Department signed contracts with China State Construction Engineering (HK) ...

  4. Port in a storm

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Civil Aviation Department said no flights were affected and the operations in the control tower were not disrupted. The Hong Kong Observatory said a trough of low pressure caused the storm ...

  5. Enter the Dragonair to identify high-flyers

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... sessions, briefings and tours backed by bodies such as the Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, Hong Kong International Airport Services, the Airport Meteorological ... Written by Ed Olivo Dragonair has taken the lead in establishing a grassroots programme aimed at developing safety-conscious aviation professionals in a region where the industry is one ...

  6. Lack of training led to injuries on Dragonair flight

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

    ... of the plane as it dipped and lurched. Two suffered serious injuries and three passengers were slightly injured. A two-year investigation into the incident by the Civil Aviation Department concluded ...

  7. Failures too few to mention for departing transport boss

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... yesterday by going over his accomplishments. Meeting reporters as the head of the Transport Department for the last time, he issued a list of 'facts and figures' detailing his work ... saying only that the department could improve on handling special incidents. One of the major challenges he faced was the May 9 storm that knocked over several trees and scaffolding, bringing ...

  8. Air crash report still grounded

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... than 200, there has been no public report into the incident. Officials were unable to explain the delay last week. A spokeswoman for Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department would only say: ... inquiry into the crash was ordered after a draft report by the Civil Aviation Department was challenged by China Airlines. The draft report- which was never made public because of the challenge- ...

  9. Fears over solar flares fizzle out as geomagnetic storm fails to materialise

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... but a spokesman said there were no reports of disruptions. The Civil Aviation Department said no flights were affected- air traffic control uses high frequency transmission for communication, which ... and the department had set up a monitoring station at the airport to study the impact on GPS signals. 'Scientists do not know why geomagnetic storms occur. All we know is that there is an activity cycle ...

  10. Government for civil servants?

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Secretary for Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping is asking the public to agree to a pay freeze for civil servants, should a survey next year reveal they are better paid than ... the survey find that civil servants are overpaid by a big margin. But even if he managed to secure a reluctant consent from the community for a pay freeze now, it is hard to believe that there would ...




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