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US transport chief defends FAA decision to not immediately ground Boeing 737 MAX

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday defended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s decision to not immediately ground the Boeing 737 MAX fleet after a deadly crash in March of an airplane in Ethiopia, the second involving the model in months.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/11 17:58:40

New services, deals of aviation industry

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement on expanding bilateral air rights arrangements between China and Kenya.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 18:13:00

Boeing rolls out software fix to defend 737 MAX franchise

Boeing Co on Wednesday took its most aggressive moves yet to defend its core 737 airliner franchise, saying it had developed software fixes to prevent failures of an automated flight control system that is being scrutinized after two deadly crashes in the past five months.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/28 18:08:40

New services, deals of aviation industry

China Eastern Airlines said it will open international routes in June between Shanghai and Budapest, Qingdao and Paris, and Qingdao and Dubai to help customers connect to more cities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 18:11:47

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

The world's biggest planemaker Boeing was met with growing obstacles in returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies on Wednesday as chilling details emerged about an Indonesian crash similar to this month's Ethiopian Airlines disaster.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/21 17:38:40

Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding

The US finally grounded Boeing Co's money-spinning 737 Max series of aircraft on Wednesday over safety fears, after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash killed 157 people on Sunday, leaving the world's largest planemaker facing its worst crisis in years.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/3/14 17:55:44

New services, deals

Lufthansa Group said on Wednesday that it has ordered 40 Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:55:39

B737 Max call-off triggers industry concern

Wide-spreading bans on the Boeing 737 Max have triggered worries throughout the aviation industry, where insiders said the longer the suspension, the bigger the resulting losses.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 19:18:40

More countries ground Boeing 737 Max 8 fleets despite US safety guarantee

More countries have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, even as US aviation regulators continue to express confidence in the safety of the model.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 12:38:43

New services, deals

Hainan Airlines opened a direct route from Haikou, South China's Hainan Province to Osaka on Thursday with a Boeing 737. It is the first international route the carrier has launched this year in the province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 19:03:41

New guidelines spell out new roles for sprawling airports in South China

The newly issued guidelines for developing a “Greater Bay Area” around the Pearl River Delta have drawn attention to aviation in the region to build a world-class airport cluster.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 19:03:40

New services, deals

Spring Airlines, China's largest low-cost carrier based in Shanghai, signed an agreement with Airbus to benefit from the manufacturer's cloud-based platform Skywise Core, Airbus said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 18:43:40

Cathay Pacific Airways expects 2018 profit to more than double analyst estimates

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd projected its annual profit at more than double the analyst estimates as its turnaround plan designed to cut costs and boost revenue pays off, sending its shares surging nearly 9 percent Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/21 18:38:40

New services, deals

Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that it will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province from July 1 this year, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the route.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:09:19

Flights quota system hinders Chinese airlines' exploration to India

Chinese airlines are looking forward to opening more routes to India in the coming years, however, passenger demand is still not well balanced due to the limitations of traffic rights between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:08:12

More C919 test

The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) said it will step up mass production of its C919 passenger plane this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 22:27:43

New services, deals

China Southern Airlines and British Airways have reached an agreement on their intent to expand cooperation, confirmed through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in London.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 20:13:40

China's aviation industry embraces digital era

China's civil aviation industry is accelerating its advance into the digital era, with major players sending clear signals of new opportunities globally.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/31 20:03:40