Bradley Perrett



China Southern Airlines A320neo
China Southern to receive $4.4 billion government investment
China Southern Airlines is joining the trend toward provincial and local government investment in Chinese commercial air transportation, accepting capital from authorities in and around its home base, Guangzhou.
Boeing 787s will be used on Juneyao’s long-haul routes.
China’s Juneyao Airlines may open service to Athens 
Athens, Greece will likely be the next intercontinental destination for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, a company spokesperson said, as the privately owned carrier targets countries covered by Beijing’s Belt and Road economic program.
Air China Airbus A350-900
Air China orders 20 more A350s for long-haul routes
Air China has ordered 20 Airbus A350s, adding to 10 in service and providing potential replacements for carrier’s oldest long-haul aircraft.
CAAC tries to lure foreign airlines to Daxing
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) hopes an offer of more and better-optimized slots will persuade foreign airlines to move to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport.
AVIC MA700 model aircraft
AVIC looks to roll out first MA700 prototype in September 
The Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) has completed the forward fuselage section for the static test airframe of the MA700 turboprop airliner, as the program works toward rolling out the first prototype in September.
UAC announces CR929 'soft orders' 
The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 widebody airliner program has gained its first, preliminary sales agreements, consortium partner United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) said, as it also announced a further slippage of first delivery timelines.
China Southern expects shorter travel times at Daxing 
The location and layout of Beijing’s new airport are expected to reduce travel times by 30-40 min., China Southern Airlines said.
Second Xiamen airport approved 
Construction of a second airport for Xiamen on the southeastern coast of China has been approved, but with no date for entry into service announced.
Bombardier CRJ family aircraft
Bombardier in talks with Mitsubishi on CRJ program 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is negotiating with Bombardier for an undisclosed transaction involving the CRJ regional jet, both companies said, amid reports that the Japanese company will buy the program.
Denying reports, Mitsubishi says MRJ90 remains top priority 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said the MRJ90 regional jet remains its “number one priority” after Asian news outlets reported the company was changing direction to concentrate on development of a smaller version intended for the US market.
Chinese trade group forecasts $580 million in MAX-related losses 
Chinese airlines will incur losses of CNY4 billion ($580 million) if their grounded Boeing 737 MAXs do not return to the air by June 30, the China Air Transport Association said.
China Southern A380 makes emergency landing after hail damage 
Hail shattered the windscreen and damaged the radome of a China Southern Airlines Airbus A380 May 26 as it approached the airspace of Beijing Capital International Airport, where it landed safely after the aircrew declared an emergency.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200 in SkyTeam livery
China Eastern’s move to Daxing to be complete in 2020 
China Eastern Airlines said it will complete the transfer of operations to Beijing Daxing International Airport in its 2020 summer flight schedule, following an initial shift during the 2019-20 winter schedule.
China Southern’s Daxing-based subsidiary applies for license 
The China Southern Airlines’ subsidiary to be based at Beijing Daxing International Airport—Xiongan Airlines—has completed preparations to begin operations and has applied for a license for public air transportation.
CAAC to OK Shanghai-London flights for Air China, China Eastern 
Air China and China Eastern Airlines are likely to add flights between Shanghai and London following a notice of intended decisions in their favor by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
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