The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has suspended Hongkong Jet from operating in Mainland China for three years as punishment for using false documents in its flight plan application.
In a statement on its website, the CAAC says that the private jet charter operator, a unit of China’s HNA Group, issued “false documents” when applying for a flight plan during a “state-level event.”
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows the Hong Kong charter operator with five in service aircraft. It has one Airbus ACJ318, two ACJ319s, one A330-200, and a Gulfstream 550.
The four Airbus aircraft are registered in Bermuda. The Gulfstream is registered in China.
Attempts by Flightglobal to reach Hongkong Jet were unsuccessful.