Bradley Perrett



First AVIC MA700 on track for delivery in 2022 
The first Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) MA700 turboprop airliner is on track for delivery in 2022, the manufacturer said in a program update.
Beijing’s new airport named Beijing Daxing International
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced Beijing’s new airport will be called Beijing Daxing International Airport, confirming it will open Sept. 30, 2019.
China’s YTO Express wins approval for cargo carrier
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved establishing a proposed airfreight carrier, partly owned by China’s YTO Express Airlines.
Air China Cargo Boeing 777F
Air China to sell 51% stake in cargo subsidiary on competition concerns 
Air China plans to sell its 51% direct shareholding in Air China Cargo, citing intense competition in the airfreight industry.
Chinese LCC Capital Airlines A320 damaged in emergency landing
A Capital Airlines Airbus A320, en route from Beijing Capital Airport to Macau International Airport, lost its nose gear wheels and sustained severe engine damage in a landing attempt at Macau.
China seeks private investors to boost aviation infrastructure growth 
Chinese authorities are encouraging private investment as part of a policy to encourage non-government money into civil aviation infrastructure.
Shanghai Airlines plans Singapore, Melbourne 787 routes
Shanghai Airlines plans to put Boeing 787-9s on routes to Singapore and to Melbourne, Australia.
China’s Harbin Aims For Six North American Routes
The northeastern Chinese city of Harbin is planning to open air services in 2019 and 2020 to as many as six North American cities, according to the provincial government of Heilongjiang.
Hainan Airlines looks to add Chongqing to US services
Hainan Airlines proposes to add extensions from Chongqing to its Shanghai services to Boston and Seattle.
New Chinese regional startup orders ARJ21s 
A long-proposed regional airline in northern China—Genghis Khan Airlines—is scheduled to begin operations next year with Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) ARJ21s instead of Bombardier CRJ900s as originally planned.
XiamenAir to pay Manila airport for overrun incident 
The airport authority of Manila, Philippines, will seek at least PHP15 million ($280,000) from XiamenAir to cover costs of a runway overrun at the city’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Aug. 16.
Lucky Air
HNA’s Lucky Air gets boost from Chinese local government 
China’s Lucky Air has become the latest HNA Group subsidiary to arrange a capital injection from a Chinese local government.
Ameco in ‘normal operation’ after CAAC suspension 
Chinese maintenance operator Ameco, owned by Air China and Lufthansa, is operating normally, a month after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered it to suspend most activities because of alleged safety violations.
China Eastern Airbus A340-600
China Eastern, Japan Airlines seek to form joint venture 
China Eastern Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will apply to form a joint venture (JV) for international and domestic operations.
China’s YTO Express to create hub at Jiaxing 
Chinese freight company YTO Express will build an aviation and surface logistics hub at Jiaxing in eastern China, preferring a location close to wealthier parts of the country rather than the central position chosen by rival SF Express.
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