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    Wuhan coronavirus: Hong Kong carriers to halve capacity into China


    Hong Kong’s four main carriers will halve their services into Mainland China, as part of special arrangements made in light of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The Hong Kong government said in a 28 January press briefing that the carriers — Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express, ...

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    EASA issues safety bulletin on Wuhan coronavirus outbreak


    As the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) continues both in China and across the world, Europe’s safety regulator has issued a safety information bulletin with recommended measures for airlines and airports to take in dealing with the outbreak. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in its bulletin, ...

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    MA700 tipped for late-2020 first flight


    Avic’s new turboprop programme, the MA700, has entered its final production phase, with the airframer targeting a maiden sortie by this year. According to a report by state news agency Xinhua, the first MA700 is expected to roll off the production line by the middle of the year. ...

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    Hainan forecasts turnaround back into the black


    Citing improvements in its main business operations, as well as an increase in asset disposal income, Hainan Airlines forecasts a return to profitability for 2019. In an earnings forecast the carrier states that its net profit will be between CNY450 million ($65.1 million) and 675 million for the year ...

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    Jiangxi Air takes delivery of first ARJ21


    Jiangxi Air has become the latest operator of Comac’s regional jet, the ARJ21. The carrier — a Xiamen Airlines joint venture — took delivery of the first aircraft, registered B-605V, on 19 January. Source: Comac Jiangxi Air took delivery of its first Comac ARJ21. ...

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    Xiamen Airlines seeks to lease 10 A321neos


    Xiamen Airlines is seeking 10 Airbus A321neos on operating leases, to be delivered between 2021’s second half and 2023. The Chinese carrier is inviting bids from lessors with a net worth of at least $50 million, and the tender closes on 10 February. Xiamen is majority-owned by ...

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    China Eastern looks to grow Shenzhen presence


    China Eastern Airlines and the Shenzhen Airport Group have inked a cooperation agreement that will see the carrier boost its presence from the Chinese airport. Under the agreement, signed on 9 January, both parties will cooperate in network expansion, aviation logistics industrial development, as well as joint marketing efforts. ...

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    Juneyao board approves setting up overseas branches


    Juneyao Airlines looks set to set up international branches in five countries, after its board voted unanimously to approve the move. In a stock exchange disclosure detailing resolutions of a recent board meeting, the carrier states that it was looking to set up branches in Iceland, the United Kingdom, ...

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    China raises concerns over Max design changes; reiterates criteria for service return


    A key global regulator appears to have reservations about Boeing’s updates to the 737 Max. 

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    Delays mount to Taiwan F-16V upgrade


    A programme to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds to the latest V-model standard is running behind schedule, leaving the country facing a capability gap.

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    INTERVIEW: Chongqing airport explains intercontinental ambitions


    ​The airport serving central and western China's largest city – Chongqing Jiangbei International – is at a fascinating stage in its development as it seeks to increase intercontinental connectivity.

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    British Airways and Cathay Pacific woes demonstrate airline PR vulnerability


    Cathay Pacific’s challenges have perhaps been more significant to the business’s long-term strategy, but they offer a similar example of how an airline can quickly lose control of its messaging.

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    Atlas CEO seeks trade certainty from Washington


    ​​Policymakers must take a long-term view on trade with nations including China to reduce uncertainty among air cargo carriers and customers that rely on their decisions to plan investments, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings chief executive William Flynn says in a speech on 10 September in Washington, D.C.

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    MAKS: China & Iran show tactical UAV concepts


    In their national pavilions at the MAKS air show Chinese and Iranian aircraft developers showed subscale models of new tactical unmanned air vehicles (UAV) concepts.

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    Hogg the fall guy as China shines spotlight on Cathay


    Cathay Pacific’s chief executive Rupert Hogg resigned on 16 August after the airline had become a focus for mainland media and regulatory scrutiny amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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    BOC Aviation expects up to 30 jet deliveries to slip into 2020


    Lessor BOC Aviation expects that up to 30 aircraft that were due for delivery this year could be pushed into 2020, primarily due to the Boeing 737 Max grounding.

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    Hainan Airlines warned for busting guarantees limit


    The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has issued Hainan Airlines a warning about the level of guarantees it provided to subsidiaries in 2018.

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    Yangtze transfers four B737s to Tianjin Bohai


    Tianjin Bohai Leasing is taking over the leases on four Boeing 737s from Yangtze Leasing at a transfer price of CNY650 million ($94.5 million).

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    Xie Haoming vacates Hainan Airlines chairman role again


    Xie Haoming has stepped down from his position as Hainan Airlines chairman and company director for a second time, due to “job changes.”

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    PICTURES: ANA introduces 777F to fleet


    All Nippon Airways (ANA) has introduced a Boeing 777 Freighter to its fleet, to meet increased cargo transportation demand in Asia and North America.