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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. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cargo revival hinges on US economy, says Cathay

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... dependent on the outlook of the world's largest economy, the United States, he said. The more the US and global economy accelerates, the faster our load factor will grow James Woodrow, Cathay ... but there was a 6.9 per cent decline in yield- the airline trade's measurement of per unit profitability. "We are not in business just to carry kilos, we are in business to make money," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1592729/cathay-pacific-cargo-revival-hinges-festive-us-buyers
  3. News - World - AVIATION

    US air marshal, stabbed with syringe in Nigeria, monitored for disease

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Houston, United States Victim, who was working in Ebola-hit Nigeria, flown to US on commercial flight Watch on air marshal in syringe stabbing A United States air ... The unidentified air marshal then boarded a United Airlines flight and was taken to a hospital after landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, on Monday. "Out of an abundance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589485/us-air-marshal-stabbed-syringe-nigeria-monitored-disease
  4. News - World - AVIATION

    Drug use by US pilots up fourfold since 1990, fatal crash tests show

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:58pm by Bloomberg

    ... wouldn't affect the ability to fly a plane, some of the drugs, including pain medication and sleep aids, would hurt performance, according to a report released on Tuesday by the US National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589519/drug-use-us-pilots-fourfold-1990-fatal-crash-tests-show
  5. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Pilot error a factor in 2013 Lion Air crash off Bali, inquiry finds

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... the Indonesian island. The 24-year-old first officer was unable to see the runway in the downpour, according to the report by Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee. The pilots flew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586174/pilot-error-factor-2013-lion-air-crash-bali-inquiry-finds
  6. News - World - AVIATION

    Private plane's ghost flight from New York ends in crash off Jamaica

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... At 10.40am, two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled from a National Guard base in the state of South Carolina to investigate. The fighter jets followed the plane until it reached Cuban airspace, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586759/private-planes-ghost-flight-new-york-ends-crash-jamaica
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - China Insider - AVIATION

    Chinese airline 'failed to stop smoking on flight'; passengers threaten to sue

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... are now threatening to sue the carrier. Passengers on China United Airlines (CUA) flight 5216 on Saturday said they found people smoking in a toilet as the plane flew from Chengdu to Beijing. ... security law and civil aviation regulations. In 2004, a man was caught smoking in the toilet on a plane after he triggered a smoke detector alarm. He was detained for five days. China United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1583702/chinese-airline-failed-stop-smoking-flight-passengers-complain
  10. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    China key to revival in air-cargo growth

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 06:21pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... grown 43.5 per cent per annum since 2008 to become the world’s second-largest after the United States, underpinned by the rise of e-commerce. “The aviation industry has not fully capitalised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1585178/china-key-revival-air-cargo-growth

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