Asian Aerospace

Exhibition to land again

The world's biggest commercial aerospace and civil aviation exhibition is set to return next year after Hong Kong beat off fierce competition from mainland cities.

Wednesday, 5 March, 2008, 12:00am

Fans thrilled as 'big bird' flies in

The world's largest passenger plane touched down at Chek Lap Kok last night, thrilling aviation fans who gathered to see it arrive.

Ten-year-old Lee Tsz-him, who wants to become a pilot, waited with his mother and younger brother for more than an hour on the airport's observation deck to see the Airbus A380 superjumbo fly in.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Aviation expo plans defended

Taking the military and defence element out of the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress this week has made the show smaller than when it was staged in Singapore, but organiser Reed Exhibitions believes the focus should be on civil aviation.

3 Sep 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

Trading places in the future

April is not the time of year for a quiet cup of tea in most five-star hotel lobby lounges across the Pearl River Delta. This is the month when buyers from all over the world arrive in droves for the country's biggest annual trade shows.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Air expo to move to HK with commercial focus

Organisers of Asian Aerospace International, the air expo relocating from Singapore, say the Hong Kong exhibition may not feature the latest supersonic jet fighters but will be a leading showcase for the world's commercial aviation industry.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

HK to be new home of Asia's biggest air show

Hong Kong has brushed aside stiff regional competition to win Asia's biggest air show, to be held every two years from September 2007.

The four-day event could potentially contribute $2 billion to the economy every two years.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

January start for expo site

The AsiaWorld-Expo at Chek Lap Kok will open in January, just as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Building in Wan Chai undergoes renovations to expand its atrium.

A Hong Kong Spring Fair, operated by Kenfair International (Holdings), which stages a major toy and gift show at the Wan Chai venue each October, will be the debut trade fair at the new venue.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Promise to avoid chaos at air show

Organisers of Air Show China have apologised for their past two events after chaotic arrangements saw more than one million visitors overcrowding the show.

Zhuhai Air Show Company president Zou Jinfeng blamed the problems on lack of experience and unsatisfactory management, Flight International Daily News reported.

28 Feb 2000 - 12:00am