Bradley Perrett

American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
American, China Southern agree to expand codeshare, deeper cooperation
Oneworld member American Airlines and China Southern Airlines have agreed to a deeper cooperation, 13 days after the Chinese carrier said it would leave SkyTeam.
HNA Group reduces stake in Urumqi Airlines
HNA Group is selling down its share in Urumqi Airlines to 30%, with the Urumqi city government taking the remaining stake.
China Southern Boeing 777-200
China Southern subsidiary gains preliminary approval 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has given preliminary approval for setting up a China Southern Airlines subsidiary at the new Beijing airport that will open in 2019.
China Southern to leave SkyTeam at end of 2019 
China Southern Airlines will leave the SkyTeam global alliance at the end of next year, a move the airline said will allow it to forge closer ties with other carriers, including oneworld member American Airlines, a part-owner of the Chinese airline.
Zhuhai Air Show: AECC, UEC agree on JV for CR929 engine
Chinese and Russian manufacturers will jointly design an engine for the CR929 widebody aircraft being developed by the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC).
China Eastern to take stake in Juneyao 
China Eastern Airlines Group is taking an up to 8.6% stake in privately-owned Juneyao Airlines by acquiring newly issued shares.
Zhuhai Air Show: First 737 heads for Boeing’s China completion center 
The first aircraft destined for Boeing’s new 737 completion and delivery center in China—a MAX 8—left Seattle, Washington state Nov. 6.
Zhuhai Air Show: Boeing sees hope on US-China trade war front 
The head of Boeing’s operations in China expressed hope in the easing of trade tensions between the US and China.
Mitsubishi Aircraft eyes MRJ70 improvements 
The Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is working on improvements to the MRJ70, which will be the second version of the MRJ regional jet to enter service, and is looking increasingly important.
Zhuhai Air Show: COMAC signs deals for 60 ARJ21 regional jets 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) signed contracts with two leasing companies for a total of 60 ARJ21 regional jets.
Zhuhai Air Show: CRAIC to issue next round of RFPs for CR929 suppliers 
The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) will issue the next batch of requests for proposals from suppliers for the CR929 within weeks, as it assesses engine and landing-gear offers already received, said Yuri Sluysar, president of the consortium’s Russian member.
Rendering of 787-9 in Juneyao Airlines’ livery
Juneyao Airlines identifies Helsinki as first long-haul route 
China’s Juneyao Airlines plans to begin intercontinental operations in June 2019 with a connection between Helsinki and the private carrier’s home town of Shanghai.
China Southern Airbus A330-300
China Southern to launch daily flights to Madrid 
China Southern Airlines plans to open four medium- and long-haul services from its Guangzhou base in the three months beginning December, including daily flights to Madrid.
ARJ21 being prepared for delivery to Genghis Khan Airlines
New startup Genghis Khan Airlines formally signs for ARJ21s 
New Chinese regional carrier Genghis Khan Airlines has formally signed a contract with the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) for ARJ21 regional jets, confirming plans to begin flying early next year.
COMAC reaffirms C919 flight program 
Chinese manufacturer COMAC has confirmed its plan to fly the third C919 flight-test aircraft this year as the program works toward a targeted first delivery in 2021, state media say, citing the company.
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