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 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’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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
A Chinese national was charged on Wednesday in US court with trying to broker an illegal deal for large quantities of a restricted high-tech material for military purposes, but prosecutors refused to say where and when he was arrested.
The silence gave an air of mystery to a case arising from rarely publicised efforts by the United States to curtail the black market in carbon fibre.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
What drives it? A 1,598cc, 140bhp turbo-charged engine linked to four-speed box.
How fast is it? The 308 sprints to 100km/h in 10.2 seconds and tops at 202km/h.3 May 2008 - 12:00am
Premier Wen Jiabao said the mainland should build 'big aircraft' that are competitive around the world, adding credence to the mainland's ambition in the area of aviation manufacturing.31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
The Aviation Discovery Centre at the new terminal in Chek Lap Kok Airport has launched an education programme aimed at strengthening students' knowledge of the air transport industry.15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
What drives it? A 1,390cc, 170-brake-horsepowered, four-cylinder, petrol engine with turbocharger and supercharger with electronic direct fuel injection; and a six-speed, double-clutch direct shift gearbox.
How fast is it? Hits 100km/h in 7.7 seconds and tops out at 219km/h, with 240Nm of torque at 1,750-4,500rpm, the dealer says.1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am