News Listings for Shantou Airlines

  • Table: Airline Safety Review

    News | 27 Jul 1999 23:00

    <p>Notes on tables</p> <p>Accident data comes from <I>Flight International's</I> own research and from Airclaims' <I>World Airline Accident Summary (WAAS)*,</I> a quarterly updated analytical record of accidents and incidents worldwide since 1945. The <I>WAAS</I>, a UK Civil Aviation Authority publication, benefits from Airclaims' exclusive information exchange with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee Commission for Flight Safety. The <I>WAAS</I> now lists accidents by operator and location, as well as by type of occurrence and aircraft type. </p> <p>Although details of non-fatal incidents are not made officially available by the authorities in many countries, <I>Flight International</I> continues to list as many of these incidents as possible, in the interests of maximising the availability of relevant information. We accept that the non-fatal listing may be unfairly weighted against the airlines of those countries which make safety information more readily available. </p> <p>*Ai
  • Crash update

    News | 22 Jun 1999 23:00

    <p>Stormy weather was the cause of a 9 June landing accident involving a Shantou Airlines Boeing 737-300(B-2525) at Zhanjiang, China, according to Shantou's major shareholder, China Southern Airlines. The aircraft came to rest off the runway with its landing gear collapsed. Meanwhile, the US National Transportation Safety Board says that the flight data recorder on the American Airlines Boeing MD-82 that overran the runway at Little Rock, USA - also in stormy weather - reveals that the spoilers did not deploy on touchdown.</p>
  • Southern belle

    News | 01 Dec 1997 00:00

    Lois Jones <p>Chairman Mao would not have approved. If, as Mao alleged, western-style commercialism and capitalism are corrupt, then China Southern Airlines is rotten to the core. </p> <p>As China closes the book on socialist economic dogma and emancipates its state-owned enterprises, China Southern is one of the first in line, ready to write a new chapter in Chinese industry. </p> <p>The most aggressive Chinese airline in terms of marketing, China Southern has welcomed western style PR with open arms and flung open its doors to foreign investment, with last July's listing on the New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges. </p> <p>China Southern's leap onto the self promotion bandwagon reflects the airline's eagerness to get up to speed with the international big boys of the airline world in terms of safety, self-image and service. </p> <p>While the Guangzhou-based airline's check-in facilities at hotels, through check-in for transfer baggage and inflight entertainment may seem the
  • Profits return

    News | 31 Aug 1996 23:00

    <p>It's been a long haul, but at last the airline industry can rejoice. Last year, the 100 largest airlines made a collective net profit of $5.7 billion, the first positive bottom line since 1989. And the industry's operating profit reached the record level of $15.5 billion, half as much again as in 1994. </p> <p>However, some words of caution are in order. The net profit represents a margin of only 2.1 per cent; a net result at least five times as large would be more appropriate for a capital-intensive business sector at the peak of the economic cycle. Furthermore, several airlines continue to lose money in vast quantities. </p> <p>Although individual carriers' results vary significantly, the improvement in operating performance is generally a result of higher yields, lower unit costs and higher load factors. Traffic growth was relatively unexciting. For this year's top 100 carriers, passenger numbers rose 5.8 per cent and revenue passenger km 7.9 per cent, although freight tonne km
  • Thriving markets

    News | 31 Aug 1995 23:00

    <p>For the industry as a whole, 1994 was marked by substantial growth, with passenger traffic for the Airline Business 100 carriers increasing by 8.2 per cent and freight tonne km by 16.3 per cent. However there were some meteors, almost all of them smaller carriers whose revenues place them below the Airline Business 100. </p> <p>Arguably, ValuJet should head the list of fastest growing carriers, but it does not appear since 1994 was its first full year of operation. Instead, two recently formed carriers are at the top - Moscow-based Transaero and Taiwan's EVA Air. While Transaero remains a small player, with only $67.5 million in annual sales, EVA Air is fast becoming a giant and now operates 20 widebody aircraft. The other major airlines with fast traffic growth are Korea's Asiana, also a young airline but now with over $1 billion in annual revenue; and Brazil's Vasp, which may reach $1 billion this year. </p> <p>The buoyancy of the cargo market is reflected in the list of the fas