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  • EVA Air aims to expand fleet on growing Chinese demand

    News | 22 Jun 2011 11:23 | Quintella Koh

    <p>Taiwan's EVA Air is considering expanding its aircraft fleet to cater to growing demand from China.</p><p>The company says that it is evaluating the aircraft...
  • 25 year timeline: in text

    News | 23 Nov 2010 12:00

    <H2>25 years of the Airline Business</H2> <P>We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Airline Business this month and have put together a special timeline pullout in the magazine and online interactive version which you can <A href=""><STRONG>VIEW&nbsp;HERE</STRONG></A><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>to mark the most siginficant events of the last 25 years. As we worked on it, it quickly became clear we would have room for only a fraction of the events possible from our original list. So here, in good old fashioned list format, is </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e8e8e8" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <H2 align=center>1985&nbsp;</H2></TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <UL> <LI>TWA operates first service across Atlantic with twin-engined aircraft, a Boeing 767 <LI>The UAE’s Emirates Airline starts operations <LI>EgyptAir hijacked and stormed at Cairo, 60 die <
  • Delta comes to market with $474m notes offering

    News | 17 Nov 2010 16:05 | Laura Mueller

    <p>Delta Air Lines is issuing $474 million in 2010-2A Class A pass through certificates that will fund 28 aircraft in its existing fleet.</p><p>According to...
  • Local heroes

    News | 16 Sep 2003 00:00

    <p>BRENDAN SOBIE / SINGAPORE</p> <p>Chinese manufacturers are relying on regional jet growth over the next decade to mirror the sector's success in the USA in the 1990s</p> <p>China's aircraft manufacturers and their Western partners are banking on regional jets proliferating in China over the next decade, creating a sales boom that could mirror the rapid ascent of regional jets in the USA over the previous decade.</p> <p>This year China began offering its airlines a choice of two locally built regional jets: a Chinese-developed aircraft designed to carry between 76 and 105 passengers starting in late 2007 and a Brazilian-developed but Chinese-assembled aircraft capable of carrying between 37 and 50 passengers starting early next year.</p> <p>The two projects represent two vastly different approaches. For the larger regional jet, China Aviation Industry Corp I (AVIC I) has formed a new company to develop an aircraft from scratch and has enrolled four of its subsidiaries to manufact
  • AVIC shake up leaves crucial questions unanswered

    News | 13 Oct 1999 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=3519' /></p> <p>The Chinese Government's recent splitting of colossus Aviation Industries of China (AVIC) into two companies leaves question marks over how the country's huge aerospace industry is to overcome its problems. </p> <p>The companies were present in their new guise as China Aviation Industry I and II (known as AVIC I and AVIC II) for the first time at Beijing's Aviation Expo/China. AVIC I has taken over the bulk of China's combat aircraft and air weapons production, while AVIC II has absorbed helicopter and general aviation production. </p> <p>There is some overlap, however, in aero engines and airborne systems and in trainers and military aircraft. AVICI employs 281,000 people, while AVICII has a workforce of 220,000. </p> <p>Industry observers say the split has left China with two bloated state-owned aviation giants lacking the power to restructure without government approval. The officially cited idea that the division would
  • Family power

    News | 02 Jun 1999 00:00

    IAE has come of age thanks to the growing success of its V2500 on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft <p>Guy Norris/LOS ANGELES </p> <p>Business is booming for International Aero Engines (IAE), which last month celebrated the 10th anniversary of entry into commercial service of the V2500. "It's an important milestone for us, and we have come a long way," says Mike Terrett, IAE's newly installed president and chief executive. </p> <p>Terrett took over the helm from outgoing president Barry Eccleston who presided over the most rapid phase of expansion in the company's 16-year history. Virtually all of the success is attributed to the growing boom in Airbus A320 "family" sales, to which the company's V2500 engine is intimately linked. The first V2500-powered A320 flew in July 1988 and was certificated the following year. Since then the orderbook, including options, has grown to around 3,000 engines worth more than $18 billion. Almost 470 V2500-powered aircraft have been delivered and m