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Expanding carriers seek more space over Chinese skies

China's skies do not have enough space. The country's air force controls airspace and allots only 20 per cent to civil aviation. With the mainland's three biggest airlines planning to add at least 273 planes in the next three years, traffic congestion that already delays 25 per cent of flights is set to worsen.

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 3:09am

France backs Lauvergeon for “major” EADS role

France has stepped up support for Anne Lauvergeon as the potential new chairwoman of EADS , injecting fresh uncertainty into efforts to free the European aerospace group’s top management from state interference.

29 Jan 2013 - 10:24am

Japan eased safety standards ahead of Boeing 787 rollout

Japan’s government stepped in to give Boeing’s now-grounded 787 Dreamliner and its made-in-Japan technology a boost in 2008 by easing safety regulations, fast-tracking the rollout of the groundbreaking jet for Japan’s biggest airlines, according to records and participants in the process.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:14pm 1 comment

Boeing, engineers union suspend negotiations until next year

Boeing and its engineers union, at odds over a new contract, suspended talks for the remainder of this year at the request of federal mediators.

6 Dec 2012 - 1:33pm

China’s aerospace giant AVIC taps capital markets for growth

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country’s dominant aerospace and defence contractor, plans to raise more money in the mainland and Hong Kong stock markets to bankroll future growth and develop its first top-of-the-line jet engine.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:24pm

China plans Shenzhou-10 manned space launch for June

China is aiming to launch its next manned space mission as early as June next year, state media reported on Saturday, as the country steps up its ambitious exploration programme.

10 Nov 2012 - 7:50pm

Lockheed sees US$1.1b liability if F-35 deal delayed

US weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp said it faced a potential termination liability of us$1.1 billion on the F-35 fighter program unless it received additional funding for production of a sixth batch of airplanes by year end.

26 Oct 2012 - 11:50am

EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger

EADS and BAE Systems will not extend their merger talks later on Wednesday, calling an end to a plan to create the world’s largest defence group.

10 Oct 2012 - 8:17pm

BAE, EADS due to say if they seek to merge

Leading European aerospace and defence companies EADS and BAE Systems are to ask Wednesday for a delay from British regulators to a deadline on announcing if they will pursue a tie-up that would create a global giant bigger than US rival Boeing, a source close to the matter said.\

10 Oct 2012 - 10:45am

EADS-BAE merger talks enter critical phase

Political wrangling between Germany, France and Britain has entered a critical phase ahead of an imminent deadline for a merger of EADS and BAE to create the world’s top aerospace and arms group.

8 Oct 2012 - 11:21am