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Jet Aircraft

Four injured as fighter jet crashes in Shantou

A Chinese fighter jet crashed in a southern Chinese city of Shantou on Tuesday, sparking a fire that injured at least four people, reports said.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2012, 9:45pm

Profit slump at China Southern; Cathay splurges

China Southern Airlines is set to post a net profit of under 1.38 billion yuan (HK$1.69 billion), 50 per cent less than last year, when it releases its interim results next month.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bargain hunting takes flight

Two years ago, buying a used private jet would have been unthinkable for many of the mainland's super-rich, who preferred to go directly to aircraft manufacturers for something straight out of the box.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Gulfstream got its numbers wrong in private jet game

The mainland market for private jets is so highly prized by one of the industry's leading manufacturers that it would rather change the name of one of its newest aircraft than risk offending potential buyers with an unintended meaning.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwanese military set to decide on fighter jet retrofit

The Taiwanese Defence Ministry is set to decide on an offer by the United States to retrofit the island's ageing F-16 fighter jets.

Military officials said the US$3.8 billion deal was aimed at increasing the combat performance of the fighter jets, as the PLA continued to rapidly modernise its technology even amid warming cross-strait relations.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bank's aircraft leasing arm buys five private jets

The aircraft leasing arm of China Merchants Bank made its first move to acquire private jets yesterday by ordering five from US-based Cessna. A preliminary agreement for the order of the five mid-size business jets was signed between Cessna and CMB Financial Leasing at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Boeing names new head of Dreamliner production

Boeing has appointed a new man to head the roll-out of its 787 Dreamliner, in a bid to step up production of the revolutionary plane.

Larry Loftis, formerly head of the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer's popular 777 programme, takes over from Scott Fancher, who in turn takes Loftis's old job.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Jet maker starts HK flight school

Gulfstream has set up the first flight training centre in Asia at Chek Lap Kok airport, to cater to the rapid growth of private jets in the Asia- Pacific region.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Airbus 380 safety checks extended

Europe's air safety watchdog has extended a mandatory inspection order to all Airbus 380s that have completed more than 1,300 flights.

The move comes after Singapore Airlines and Qantas found cracks in the wings of their A380s.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Star power adds lustre to the jet set

Jackie Chan's deal with Brazilian plane-maker Embraer last week puts the martial arts star at the head of a growing list of mainland-based celebrities and businessmen who have acquired a jet of their own.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cathay orders six more A350-900s

Cathay Pacific Airways splashed out on an order for six additional Airbus A350-900s yesterday, and will deploy the planes on European routes after taking delivery in 2016 and 2017.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pilot missed warnings in taxiway take-off try

The pilot of a Finnair Airbus A340 misread visual cues while trying to take off from a taxiway rather than a runway at Chek Lap Kok airport more than a year ago, a Civil Aviation Department investigation found.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cathay jet engine shut down mid-flight

A Cathay Pacific flight from Manila to Hong Kong made it safely to Chek Lap Kok on Thursday night despite having one of its four engines shut down during the journey because of a technical problem.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Aviation think tank ready to provide new direction

The mainland's top aviation experts have formed a think tank to offer guidance to government and industry players who seem to have lost their bearings in recent years over the development of home-grown passenger jets.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

China Southern's new superjumbo grounded

China Southern Airlines' much-hyped new Airbus A380 superjumbo had barely clocked up the first of its air miles before it had to be grounded over equipment failure.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am