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Billionaire approach may be right move for WestJet Airlines

Billionaire Gerry Schwartz's $2.6 billion bid for WestJet Airlines is a bet his private equity firm's deep pockets and patience will help the Canadian carrier weather challenges and build a more formidable competitor against market leader Air Canada, industry analysts and executives said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/16 18:58:00

Official addresses concerns about airports' negative throughput growth

Ten major airports in China showed negative growth in throughput in April, mainly due to seasonal factors, temporary events and extreme weather, said officials.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:57:59

Boeing, Delta and trade group ask for restraint in spat with EU over aircraft subsidies

Senior officials from Boeing Co and a US aerospace trade group on Wednesday urged the US government to narrowly tailor any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illegal aircraft subsidies to avoid harming American manufacturers.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/16 18:57:49

New Beijing airport tests its capabilities

Beijing Daxing International Airport, a new mega-airport in northern China, witnessed four test flights on Monday morning, a milestone before the airport begins operations at the end of September.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 23:48:40

Beijing Daxing International Airport completes four test flights

Beijing Daxing International Airport completed four test flights on Monday morning, marking significant progress for the airport, which is scheduled to open on September 30.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 12:18:39

Jiangxi Express starts commercial operations with monthly tickets for $445 per person

Jiangxi Express Aviation recently launched the first commuter airline in East China's Jiangxi Province between Nanchang and Ganzhou, the company said in a note sent to the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:40:27

New services, deals

Airbus recently delivered the 8,888th A320 series aircraft to China Eastern Airlines at its delivery center in Tianjin. The A320neo aircraft was finalized at the assembly line there.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:28:41

Why Airbus isn't pouncing on Boeing's 737 MAX fiasco

When Boeing launched its 737 MAX jetliner in response to Airbus's top-selling A320neo, a wave of poker-faced satisfaction spread through the Airbus headquarters in France.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/9 18:28:40

Ethiopian Airlines considers adding China's C919 planes

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam recently said the air carrier is considering adding China's C919 passenger planes to its aircraft fleet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/24 17:28:40

New services, deals

China's State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter, a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family, becoming the first customer for the H215 in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 17:23:40

Boeing aims for software fix approval in May, MAX ungrounding in July: sources

Boeing Co has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the ungrounding of the aircraft around mid-July, two sources told Reuters.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/24 17:18:40

New services, deals

Fifteen years ago, Emirates became the first Middle Eastern airline to launch a direct passenger service between the region and the Chinese mainland. In celebration of the milestone, the airline is offering up to 15 percent off on fares.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/4/18 19:55:47

India's Jet Airways finds itself

Embattled Jet Airways halted all flight operations indefinitely on Wednesday after its lenders rejected its plea for emergency funds, potentially bringing the curtains down on what was once India's largest private airline.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/18 19:52:58

Overseas business jets bullish on Chinese market

On Monday morning, dozens of business jets and helicopters manufactured by well-known aircraft companies like Bombardier, Boeing and Airbus were lined up for display at the 2019 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:43:40

Airbus Helicopters opens first H135 assembly line outside EU

A final assembly line for Airbus H135 helicopters officially began operations in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province on Wednesday, making it the manufacturer's first H135 production line outside of Europe amid a growing Sino-European relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 21:23:41

Airbus eyes China's helicopter potential by opening first H135 assembly line outside of EU

A final assembly line (FAL) for Airbus H135 helicopters officially began operations in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province on Wednesday, making it the manufacturer's first H135 FAL outside of Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 13:19:20

This week's new services and deals in the aviation industry

Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company Ltdd (GAMECO) have signed a maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) services agreement to work together to provide support in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 18:03:40

US looking 'very closely' at Qatar-Air Italy deal: Pompeo

The US is scrutinizing state-owned Qatar Airways' acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Air Italy, which has been flying to US destinations since June, in a move seen by US lawmakers as flouting a deal not to add new flights to the domestic market.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/11 17:58:41