Katie Cantle

China — Foreign Ambition 
Chinese carriers are embracing “spring” again after five years of “winter.”
CAAC approves AOC for Ningxia Cargo Airlines
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved an air operator’s certificate for Ningxia Cargo Airlines, which is to become the first local carrier in Ningxia Autonomous Region.
Beijing considers merging China’s big three’s cargo subsidiaries 
Beijing may merge the cargo subsidiaries of China’s big three carriers—Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines—in an effort to improve the competitiveness of domestic cargo companies.
Colorful Guizhou Airlines to launch inaugural flight by year end
Chinese startup Colorful Guizhou Airlines plans to launch its inaugural flight at the end of this year, according to chairman Zhai Yan.
China Eastern 777-300ER
China Eastern to add more flights if Qantas tie-up is approved
China Eastern Airlines plans to add more flights from its Shanghai hub to Sydney and Melbourne by November if its proposed tie-up with Qantas Airways is approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
COMAC wins more C919, ARJ21 orders
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has won more C919 and ARJ21 orders at the Paris Air Show.
China's HNA Group to launch Ningbo subsidiary
Hainan Airlines parent HNA Group is set to establish subsidiary Ningbo Airlines in conjunction with the Ningbo municipal government.
Hainan subsidiary Capital Airlines begins international expansion
Hainan Airlines’ subsidiary Capital Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to open two international long-haul routes—Hangzhou-Copenhagen and Beijing-Copenhagen—on Sept. 3 and 6, respectively.
CAAC awards operating license for YTO Cargo Airlines 
Hangzhou-based YTO Express has received an operating license from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to launch its own cargo subsidiary, YTO Cargo Airlines.
Ningxia Cargo Airlines gets green light 
Ningxia Cargo Airlines has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China for its launch.
Juneyao Airlines A320
Juneyao Airlines launches IPO for fleet expansion 
Juneyao Airlines has formally launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange to fund a fleet expansion.
Rendering of Boeing 737 MAX
Ruili Airlines orders 60 Boeing737 MAX aircraft with Chinese lessors 
Ruili Airlines has ordered 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in conjunction with AVIC International Leasing Co. and Minsheng Financial Leasing Co., as part of its domestic expansion plans.
Chinese carriers’ net income increases sevenfold in April 
Chinese carriers have reported a collective net income of CNY4.8 billion ($785 million) in April, up sevenfold year-over-year.
C919 model
COMAC reportedly to delay C919 maiden flight to 2016  1
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) will reportedly delay the maiden flight of 150-seat trunk liner C919 to 2016, an industry insider, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to ATW.
Joy Air MA60 skids off runway at Fuzhou airport 
A Xi’an-based Joy Air MA60 skidded off the runway while landing at Fuzhou Changle International Airport May 10, resulting in a wings and fuselage junction fracture phenomena.

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