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A cursory glance at Asia’s presence at Farnborough this year

With just over 12 hours before the Farnborough air showkicks off in earnest – the Flightglobal team has already been working hard toproduce tomorrow’s show daily – I thought it would be good to outline the Asianpresence at the show this year. The most visible Asian presence is the Malaysia AirlinesA380, which dominates the static […]

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Comac and the foreign media at Airshow China

We had major issues with the internet connections at Airshow China 2010 in Zhuhai last week, hence why we hardly updated the blog. But I’m aiming to rectify that this week – there are lots of stories and images that I want to share. One thing I was tickled by was the way the foreign […]

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#Zhuhai10: Comac’s C919 and ARJ21 set to take centrestage

With days to go before Airshow China in Zhuhai (it starts next Tuesday), word has gone around that Comac is gearing up to announce its first order for the C919 narrowbody jet at the event. This is likely to take place on Tuesday morning itself, right after the official opening of the show.Who the first […]

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Chinese carriers encouraged to buy ‘China made’ aircraft

China appears to have done a back-flip when it comes to its policy towards airline start-ups. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) last December announced it would refrain from granting air operator’s certificates (AOC) to start-ups planning to launch in 2009. But a report today in state-run China Daily, quotes unidentified CAAC officials in […]

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China a threat to the west?

                                                                                       Flightglobal.com yesterday published a news story on Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s (Comac) move to fast-track development of its new 150-seat aircraft, the Comac 919. Shortly after this story went out, bloggers from the US were quick to seize on the story. They highlighted the very last sentence of the story which was that […]

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