Chinese firm offers to sell stake in Airbus’ hometown airport

BY SCMP The first foreign owner of French aviation infrastructure is offering to sell its stake in the Toulouse-Blagnac airport, barely five years after winning the bid to own the hometown airfield used to test Airbus aircraft. Casil, a venture between Shandong Hi-Speed Group and Hong Kong’s Friedmann Pacific Asset Management, is putting a 49.99 per cent stake in Toulouse-Blagnac on the block, its president … Continue reading Chinese firm offers to sell stake in Airbus’ hometown airport

China’s Boeing 737 accidents and incidents

BY SILVI WRITER China’s Civil aviation authorities told domestic airlines on Monday to ground nearly 100 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, more than a quarter of the total in operation worldwide, after one of the planes operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday. All 157 people on board the aircraft from Addis Ababa to Nairobi died, including eight Chinese nationals, the Foreign Ministry said on … Continue reading China’s Boeing 737 accidents and incidents

China made passenger jets to make more maiden flights in 2019

BY SILVI WRITER Another three prototypes for China’s first homegrown large passenger jet, the C919, will conduct their maiden flights this year, following the success of a third one on Dec 28, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), the maker of the jet. The 104 prototype test aircraft of the China-made C919 has entered its final assembly stage, the 105 is … Continue reading China made passenger jets to make more maiden flights in 2019

Aviation Hero, died in crash last week, ‘inspires me to fly around the world’

BY SILVI WRITER The tragic death of Chen Wei, the first Chinese pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane, in the United States, is a huge loss to fellow Chinese pilots. But his story is set to inspire more people to fulfill their flying dreams. A small plane headed to Memphis crashed in a northwest Atlanta park Thursday afternoon, killing everyone on board, … Continue reading Aviation Hero, died in crash last week, ‘inspires me to fly around the world’

China-built world’s largest amphibious plane to ‘support’ marine monitoring, safety patrol

BY SILVI WRITER   The world’s large amphibious aircraft AG600, developed by China, completed its first water takeoff and landing in central Chinese province of Hubei on Saturday morning. The AG600, code-named Kunlong, completed its maiden flight in December 2017. A large-scale special-purpose civil aircraft, the Boeing 737-sided AG600 was designed to assist with forest firefighting and water rescues, is the third member of China’s … Continue reading China-built world’s largest amphibious plane to ‘support’ marine monitoring, safety patrol