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  1. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Bank of China leasing unit to expand fleet with 82 Boeings

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com BOC leasing unit to expand fleet with 82 Boeings Bank of China's aircraft leasing subsidiary, BOC Aviation, yesterday announced an order for a total of 82 Boeing planes with a listed value of US$8.8 billion, the largest single order in the lessor's 20-year history. The order, for 50 new fuel-efficient 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580701/bank-china-leasing-unit-expand-fleet-82-boeings
  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    UN bid to boost air safety backed after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com UN move to improve air safety welcomed Hong Kong's aviation community has welcomed moves by the UN to improve safety in the skies after a passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine last month. The United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said it wanted to change how warnings were issued to prevent the type of attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581355/un-bid-boost-air-safety-backed-after-downing-malaysia-airlines-flight
  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Revenue boost for two mainland aviation firms on helicopter sales

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:57pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Helicopter sales fuel Avic firms' revenues Two aviation manufacturing units of state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic) yesterday reported ... to be announced regarding general aviation development in China may provide share-price support to counter the weak results." The mainland's National Airspace Management Committee has rolled out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580795/avichina-profit-disappoints
  4. News - World - AVIATION

    Midair clash over gadget that stops aircraft seats reclining spurs sales

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:25pm by Bloomberg

    ... of an in-flight squabble on United Airlines flight 1462, which had to touch down in Chicago en route to Denver from Newark, New Jersey. One person installed the device that prevented the woman in front of him from reclining, said Charlie Hobart from United. Upset that her seat was being deliberately locked, the woman eventually threw water at the man, who had refused to remove the device ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581261/midair-clash-over-gadget-stops-aircraft-seats-reclining-spurs-sales
  5. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air China blames yuan depreciation for 55.42pc fall in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:17am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... measures per unit profitability for airlines, declined 3.33 per cent to 0.58 yuan for its passenger business and 2.53 per cent to 1.54 yuan for cargo. The airline carried a total of 40.14 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581078/air-china-blames-yuan-depreciation-5542pc-fall-first-half-profit
  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines steward put hand down my pants, weeping passenger says

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... pants. Why would you do that?" Malaysia's struggling national airline has been struck by twin tragedies this year. Flight MH370, bound for Beijing, went missing in March and flight MH17 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580624/malaysia-airlines-steward-put-hand-down-my-pants-weeping-passenger-says
  7. News - World - AVIATION

    Parents of teenage Asiana crash victim sue San Francisco officials over ‘wrongful death’

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:04pm by Erin Hale

    ... on Wednesday. The suit also claims that the city and rescue teams violated the constitutional rights of Ye – who is a Chinese national – under the 14th Amendment of the US Bill of Rights. The amendement ... blamed a design flaw in the airplane, a Boeing 777. A review by the National Transportation Safety Board found a contradicting explanation for her death. The Board claims that Ye was not wearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574299/parents-teenage-asiana-crash-victim-sue-san-francisco-officials-over
  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

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

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

    ... currently owned and managed 384 planes, up from 60 three years ago. Even though International Lease Finance, part of AerCap, and Gecas, a unit of General Electric, still dominate the market, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1574223/icbcs-aircraft-leasing-arm-aims-double-plane-deliveries
  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Task force on airline safety to be formed after MH17 downing, UN body says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Montreal The United Nations civil aviation body said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent action had to be taken after the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the airline industry and other aviation groups said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562866/task-force-airline-safety-be-formed-after-mh17-downing-un-body-says
  10. News - World - AVIATION

    British Airways boss Willie Walsh calls for UN inventory on missiles

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by GDN

    ... the conflict region in eastern Ukraine in early March, based on publicly available information. He would like to see the International Civil Aviation Organisation put pressure on the United Nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565149/british-airways-boss-willie-walsh-calls-un-inventory-missiles

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