Aircraft

Dragonair captain grounded after turbulence rocks flight

A Dragonair captain has been removed from flying duties after the Airbus he was piloting was thrown around amid severe turbulence during a flight from Hong Kong to Bangalore.

Wednesday, 2 September, 2009, 12:00am

Aviation industry sees break in the clouds

Next week will see the return of the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress to Hong Kong. The event will showcase the best that the aviation industry has to offer in the region and include more than 400 exhibitors.

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Biennial event prepares for HK touchdown

The Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2009 is about to touch down in Hong Kong for the second time and is set once again to bring to town the best that aviation has to offer.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

500 exhibitors expected for air expo

The number of exhibitors attending the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress in September is expected to be about 500, roughly the same as for the first Hong Kong show in 2007, despite the economic woes affecting the global aviation industry, organiser Reed Exhibitions said.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Flying service wants to spend HK$775m on two jet aircraft

The Government Flying Service has proposed replacing two of its veteran fixed-wing propeller aircraft with two small jet aircraft for HK$775 million in three years.

If the proposal is approved, it would be the first time the flying service employs jet aircraft for its search-and-rescue missions.

The new aircraft would serve the public from 2013.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

China Eastern records 15.3b yuan net loss

China Eastern Airlines Corp, the third-largest carrier on the mainland, posted a worse than expected 15.29 billion yuan (HK$17.34 billion) net loss last year because of huge unrealised losses on fuel hedging and impairment loss on aircraft.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Crewmen airlifted to safety from deck of sinking mainland ship

The Government Flying Service rescued 10 crewmen from a sinking mainland freighter in the South China Sea yesterday.

The men, all mainlanders, were plucked off the ship's deck in the morning and transferred to the flying service headquarters.

All 10 were reported to be uninjured, with no need for a hospital check-up.

2 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Plane serviced in HK before flight aborted

A Qantas airliner forced to land with an engine fault two days ago had been serviced in Hong Kong last week, a spokeswoman for the servicing company confirmed yesterday.

Aviation sources told The Sydney Morning Herald that the engine starter motor of the Airbus A330 sheared off because no oil had been put into the motor after its overhaul.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Embraer sees strong mainland demand for aircraft

The mainland will need an additional 883 aircraft serving regional destinations in the next 20 years, according to Embraer, the third-largest aircraft manufacturer in the world.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Green machine

The Eclipse 400 is proof that even aviation is headed down the eco-friendly path. The single-engine jet, priced at US$1.35 million, is the world's most fuel-efficient jet aircraft, using less than one pound of fuel per nautical mile. The four-seater cruises at 41,000 feet and features the most sophisticated flight deck available in general aviation.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Quick pick me up

Next time you need a private jet pick-up at short notice contact Halcyon Jets. With about three hours notice you can have an aircraft at your service to and from anywhere in the world.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Hawker Eyes

The Hawker 4000 super-midsized business jet is a working travellers' dream. Ideally suited for long-range operations and long over water flights, it reaches a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in a mere 20 minutes after takeoff accelerating to maximum speeds of up to Mach 0.84.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the proposed Tsim Sha Tsui piazza?

The government wants to move the bus terminus in Tsim Tsa Tsui and build a shopping mall there.

Officials say it will form part of the plan to revitalise the Tsim Tsa Tsui waterfront and the area near the Star Ferry.

I think this is a ridiculous proposal.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Avic I orders rise as airlines seek to control costs

Aircraft maker secures 30 new sales

For aircraft manufacturers, high fuel prices do have an upside as airlines are forced to buy aircraft that are more fuel-efficient.

5 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Flying service shows off

More than 38,000 people turned up at the Chek Lap Kok headquarters of the Government Flying Service yesterday for an open day. They watched a thrilling demonstration of low-level formation flying by two Jetstream 41 planes for the first time, along with various displays of rescue operations by Dolphin and Super Puma helicopters.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am