Bradley Perrett

Lucky Air
HNA’s Lucky Air gets boost from Chinese local government 
China’s Lucky Air has become the latest HNA Group subsidiary to arrange a capital injection from a Chinese local government.
Ameco in ‘normal operation’ after CAAC suspension
Chinese maintenance operator Ameco, owned by Air China and Lufthansa, is operating normally, a month after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ordered it to suspend most activities because of alleged safety violations.
China Eastern Airbus A340-600
China Eastern, Japan Airlines seek to form joint venture
China Eastern Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will apply to form a joint venture (JV) for international and domestic operations.
China’s YTO Express to create hub at Jiaxing
Chinese freight company YTO Express will build an aviation and surface logistics hub at Jiaxing in eastern China, preferring a location close to wealthier parts of the country rather than the central position chosen by rival SF Express.
Beijing’s new airport scheduled to open in September 2019 
Beijing’s new airport, at Daxing on the southern side of the city, will go into operation Sept. 30, 2019, officials have decided.
Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8
China’s Hainan Airlines eyes Los Angeles service in December 
Los Angeles, California in the US will get two extra connections to Chinese secondary cities in December, if plans by Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines both go ahead.
China Southern to offer Los Angeles-Shenyang service 
China Southern Airlines will open a route between Los Angeles, California, and the northeastern Chinese city Shenyang this year, the local government said.
Grounded COMAC C919 test aircraft fly again after modifications 
The first two Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) C919 flight test aircraft returned to the air on June 22 after weeks on the ground for what industry sources described as modifications.
China’s Chengdu Airlines applies for international flights 
Chinese narrowbody and regional jet operator Chengdu Airlines has applied for permission to fly internationally, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
COMAC grounds C919 flight-test aircraft to modify prototypes 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has grounded the C919 flight-test aircraft for modifications, costing about three months in the flight-testing schedule.
CRAIC pushes up CR929 first delivery to 2025 
The scheduled first delivery of the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium CRAIC CR929 widebody airliner has been moved up by two years to 2025, with the first flight now scheduled for 2023.
China’s Spring Airlines to use A320neos on longer routes 
China’s Spring Airlines plans to introduce much longer routes when it begins receiving Airbus A320neo family aircraft in the second half of this year.
CRAIC fixes CR929 main dimensions, layout 
The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) has fixed the main dimensional details of its CR929 widebody aircraft, which were revised from figures given to ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily in May.
AVIC MA700 model aircraft
AVIC begins MA700 airframe major assemblies 
The Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) will begin making parts for the airframe major assemblies of the MA700 turboprop airliner this month, following the transmission of design data to the factories in the past few weeks.
COMAC works on weight, drag reduction for ARJ21 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) is pressing ahead with a major revision of its ARJ21-700 regional jet, aiming at reducing weight and drag but not altering primary structure.
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