Bradley Perrett



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).
Sources: China Eastern permitted to keep Beijing Capital-Shanghai service 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) appears to have changed its policy on how Chinese airlines will be split between Beijing airports after the new Daxing International opens, allowing China Eastern Airlines to maintain Beijing-Shanghai flights from Beijing Capital International.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.
Mitsubishi Aircraft nears final MRJ70 design 
Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is close to finalizing a refined design for the MRJ70, the shorter version of its MRJ regional jet, and by the end of June, two additional MRJ90 prototypes will be ready for MRJ flight testing, Mitsubishi Aircraft president Hisakazu Mizutani said.
Russia expects first CR929 orders in 2023 
The Russian chairperson of the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) board expects the consortium to receive initial orders for its CR929 widebody airliner no earlier than 2023—a differing assessment compared to the late-2019 timing recently suggested by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), the Chinese partner in the program.
ATR 42-600
ATR eyes potential buyers for short-runway ATR 42-600 variant 
ATR is working on potential launch orders for its proposed short takeoff and landing (STOL) version of the ATR 42-600, estimating a market of 800 aircraft over 30 years.
CAAC suspends issuing airworthiness certificates for Boeing 737 MAX 8 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has stopped issuing airworthiness certificates for Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Air China to expand Beijing-Paris service in 2020 
Air China plans to strengthen its Paris-Beijing operation by adding a third daily flight between the two cities from March 2020, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Juneyao Airlines Boeing 787-9
More Chinese airlines apply for Paris-Beijing service rights 
More Chinese airlines are applying for more service rights to Paris from Beijing, raising the total of recent proposals to 31 weekly flights.
China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern looks to base 200 aircraft at Daxing 
China Eastern Airlines plans eventually to station 200 aircraft at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport that is scheduled to open this year, chairman Liu Shaoyong said.
Chinese carriers respond well to 737 MAX grounding 
Chinese commercial air transportation is coping with the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX in that country without greatly inconveniencing travelers.
HNA Group Capital Airlines A320
HNA’s Capital Airlines to fly from Daxing to Russia 
Russian cities will be the first intercontinental destinations that HNA Group subsidiary Capital Airlines will serve from Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport.
ATR eyes Chinese customers; applies for aircraft certification 
ATR is expecting to find operators for its aircraft in China, despite the country’s long history as a difficult market for foreign suppliers of turboprop airliners.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200
China Eastern VP named president 
China Eastern Airlines has appointed former VP Li Yangmin as president of the state-owned Shanghai-based carrier.
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