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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Millions of Hong Kong fliers delayed by mainland military restrictions

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... mainland airspace at a minimum altitude of some 4,800 metres. The city's proximity to mainland airspace meant the flights leaving Chek Lap Kok had to fly in circles to reach that height, Tam ... of the current capacity of about 60, according to a government study in 1992 when the "sky wall" did not exist. Tam said the Hong Kong government should talk to the mainland authorities about ...

  2. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    ICBC's aircraft-leasing arm aims to double number of planes

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 05:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Mainland lessor to double current levels as firm flies into market dominated by global players ICBC Financing to deliver 300 jets before 2017 ICBC Financial Leasing, the mainland's biggest domestic aircraft lessor, aims to deliver more than 300 planes to customers by the end of 2016, nearly double current levels, a senior executive said. ICBC Financial's drive ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Hong Kong, Phuket and Bangkok's Don Mueang International. Flight schedules for the two mainland airports it serves- Nanchang Changbei International Airport and Nanjing Lukou International ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Haeco results likely to be hit by labour shortage in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... fewer airframe maintenance manhours last year than in 2012. "Lack of skilled labour is the main factor hindering the development of MROs in Hong Kong and in [mainland] China," said ... billion of which was derived from the mainland, a market growing at an annual rate of 25.3 per cent. Its mainland joint ventures were the only businesses with improving results. ...

  5. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China aircraft leasing market thrives but glut lurks

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 07:59pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Big mainland Airbus contract lures newcomers to sector, spurring analysts to warn on glut, cyclical swings and high capital requirements Leasing market banks on surge in plane orders The lure of a potential US$1 trillion worth of aircraft orders with a significant chunk bound for the mainland has seen a flurry of new activity in the aviation ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... billion, he said. International tourist arrivals in Asia-Pacific grew an annual 6 per cent to 248 million last year, the strongest of any region worldwide, according to the UN World Tourism ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air India in pact with China Aircraft Leasing

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:36pm by Bloomberg

    ... to expand 5.7 per cent in the four years to 2017, the second fastest pace in the world, with routes within or connected to the mainland being the single largest driver, according to an International ...

  8. News - China - AVIATION

    Defence Ministry says bad weather behind flight disruptions

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Andrea Chen

    ... denies drills to blame for delays The mainland's Defence Ministry has broken its silence about widespread flight delays, saying bad weather and not military drills were to blame. Exercises ... The mainland's civilian air traffic authority last week said delays at key airports in the east of the country were the result of "stormy weather and regular military drills". The delays were ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to test-run newest passenger aircraft in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... overlap. Evrard said the two models differed in positioning and range, with the A350 suited for routes longer than 10 hours. He also said he expected mainland airlines to favour the A330 for domestic operations given its range. Air China is the only mainland customer for the A350, with 10 orders. The Boeing 787, A350's competitor model, flew to Hong Kong for its test flight ...

  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan

    ... cancelled. Three flights to or from Hongqiao were delayed, but there were no cancellations there. Last night the mainland's aviation authority said air traffic had returned to normal. ...




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