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China’s growing market

Dr Pui-Ho of Parker Aerospace takes the stand. The good Doctor continues on the theme of China’s expanding aviation market. By 2027, he estimates, that Chinese passenger numbers will grow to five and a half times its current size, with the average yearly growth being around the 8-9% mark. With all of this served by […]

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Adapting the market needs for the ARJ21

Chen Jin (VP of AVIC Commercial Aircraft Company) takes the stand. Chen’s here to talk about the ARJ21, China’s first indigenous airliner pitched at both domestic and international markets. He starts. Before regional jet aircraft appeared on the market, the 50-100 seaters weren’t in demand in the region. So what changed?

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Asia Pacific’s ambition’s in aerospace

Day three at the Asian Aerospace Congress. Today Flight International’s inimitable Murdo Morrison is our host and tells us that the topic of the day is aerospace technology. In this session were concentrating on what Asia Pacific will require from Western partners to support the regions ambitions to build a major aerospace manufacturing base. He […]

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“The Ryanair of Australia”?

Peter Negline from low cost outfit Tiger Airlines is here to talk about the challenges for new airline business models. He expands on the benefits of Low cost carriers to local economies: • Tourism increase • Cross border exchange • Economy boost • Job creation • Growth in second homes • Family travel reunions

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Stand up comedy with Steve Miller

Steve Miller, chief exec of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines (only 10 months old), takes the stand and immediately begins to entertain. He starts with a joke:. A guy is holidaying in New Zealand, driving about the Islands in an SUV. He comes to a sheep farm and stops when he sees the farmer. He calls […]

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Bucking the odds – ups and downs for Philippine Airlines

Jaime Bautista President of Philippine Airlines talks of the company’s troubled past. At the end of March 1999, the company posted losses of nearly $262 million, with that being the sixth year in a row of negative financials, totalling close to $6 billion of losses in six years. However in 1999 they broke the downwards […]

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Tony Tyler talks about Cathay’s hub strategy

Over on the Airline Business blog, Editor Mark Pilling reports on Tony Tyler’s stint at the podium …

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Asian Aerospace congress kicks off

As the Asian Aerospace 2007 International Expo and Congress gets off to a start here in Hong Kong, we’ll be blogging from the event and congress hall on what the great and the good have to say. First up Flight’s own Head of Strategy, Kevin O’Toole, welcomes the audience with the message that AA07 is […]

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