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Aircraft

Air China to tap market for 8.8b yuan

Air China has proposed to sell up to 400 million A shares, or 3.26 per cent of its total issued share capital, to help fund aircraft purchase.

Thursday, 1 November, 2007, 12:00am

Suite spot

Since the Airbus A380 was unveiled almost three years ago, the buzz has been about its size and possibilities. With 50 per cent more space than the Boeing 747, which had been the largest passenger plane for the past 35 years, the question had been what to do with all that extra room: More seats? Wider seats? Duty-free shops? More bar and relaxation areas?

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

University in Boeing deal for wireless technology

US aircraft giant Boeing has commissioned the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to develop a wireless communication system for commercial flights to speed up maintenance and improve onboard entertainment.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1958

The Government to-day advised farmers to take steps to protect their cattle and crops from radiation hazards in the event of a nuclear war.

Farmers were told of the effects of radiation on livestock and food and how to make their farms safer against it.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Giant aircraft to start services to Australia

Hongkongers will have a chance to fly on the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, if they fly to Singapore and then to Sydney on Singapore Airlines.

An A380 was set to be handed over to the airline at a ceremony next month at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France, the airline said yesterday.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Sydney-bound Hongkongers can travel on giant new A380

Hongkongers will have a chance to fly on the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, if they fly to Singapore and then to Sydney on Singapore Airlines.

An A380 was set to be handed over to the airline at a ceremony next month at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France, the airline said yesterday.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

US to sell 60 missiles to Taiwan

The US has decided to sell up to US$125 million worth of Harpoon missiles to Taiwan in a deal certain to annoy the mainland.

The Pentagon has notified the US Congress of the possible sale of 60 Harpoon Block II anti-ship cruise missiles, which will be used by some of the 150 F-16 A/B fighter jets that the US sold to the island in 1992.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Avic I seeks overseas listing for unit in mainland aviation first

Aircraft maker China Aviation Industry Corp (Avic I) is seeking international investors in preparation for an overseas listing of its commercial aircraft unit, mainland media reported yesterday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

First homegrown jet takes shape

The future of China's aviation industry and symbol of national pride is now just a pea-green metal shell in a cavernous hangar on the grounds of the Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Indonesian plane crash

What?

What happened? A Garuda Boeing 737 plane crashed in Indonesia and 22 people were killed. It was on a flight from the country's capital, Jakarta.

Where?

The plane crashed on landing at Adisucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta (440 kilometres southeast of Jakarta), a popular tourist destination on the island of Java.

When?

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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