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  1. Record number of flights recorded at airport

    Posted Feb 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.50pm: A record 853 flights had come in or out of Chek Lap Kok airport last Friday as the Lunar New Year holidays began, a Civil Aviation Department spokesman said ... 2005 have increased about 65 per cent to 389,100, the spokesman said. 'The Civil Aviation Department is very encouraged by this new record. The department will continue to accommodate ...

  2. Chek Lap Kok flying high after record-setting day

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fair also played a part in the increased air activity. 'The Civil Aviation Department is very encouraged by this new record, which reinforces Hong Kong's status as an international and regional aviation hub,' said a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department. 'Our air traffic control staff will continue to strive to provide safe and efficient service during the holiday ...

  3. Pilots accuse regulator of breaching aviation safety rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from Melbourne to Hong Kong on February 27. The union said the Civil Aviation Department had no authority to let Cathay Pacific ignore safety rules because a third pilot was sick and unable ... said. 'The objectives of [safety rules] were ignored by the Civil Aviation Department, thus rendering its decision 'irrational'.' Pilots had to be alert not only for takeoff ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong Airlines' 'deviations' a concern, says transport chief Anthony Cheung

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Phila Siu

    ... Bing-leung has expressed concern over the disclosures, saying that "even one incident is too many". He also said that the Civil Aviation Department had demanded an explanation from the airline on why the deviations happened. The department has also demanded improvements from the airline. The Civil Aviation Department confirmed that the budget airline experienced seven deviations ...

  5. Helicopter recovery accelerates

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the approach of Typhoon Dujuan. An investigation team, comprising three experts from France and five officers from the Civil Aviation Department, has been set up to investigate the accident. Chief ... Officers from the Civil Aviation Department and the Civil Aid Service cut down trees surrounding the main sections of wreckage so that it could be taken to the foot of the hillside by helicopter. ...

  6. Industry probes two more incidents

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... runway. Cathay and the Civil Aviation Department have launched investigations into the incident- described as a 'sporty landing' by pilots- following internal disciplinary action against the two pilots. A second investigation by Cathay, monitored by the Civil Aviation Department, involves an August 30 Boeing 747 flight from London which apparently flew for a period ...

  7. Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines cut surcharges

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines will reduce their passenger fuel surcharges for a month from July 1. The Civil Aviation Department said yesterday the airlines would cut their surcharges to HK$105, from HK$110, for short-haul flights and to HK$513, from HK$524, for long-haul trips. The department regularly reviews passenger fuel surcharges. ...

  8. Search-and-rescue drill simulates helicopter crash

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... simulating a helicopter crash at sea. The annual exercise, run by the Civil Aviation Department, began with a simulated crash off Tung O Wan, Lamma Island, causing the helicopter to catch fire. First ... Super Puma- arrived on the scene to pluck a second 'victim' from the water. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said the exercise had been a success. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Cadet air-traffic controllers have an opportunity to reach new heights

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... Bernard Wan The sky's the limit for anyone aspiring to become an air-traffic controller working in one of the world's busiest airports. The Civil Aviation Department will begin ... as part of their training. According to Fiona Kam, assistant senior training officer at the Civil Aviation Department, the course aims to give students knowledge of aviation and broaden ...




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