China Eastern Airlines plans to accelerate its expansion pace by taking advantage of Beijing’s new Shanghai free trade zone and the opening of Shanghai Disney in 2015, according to the carrier’s president Ma Xulun.
“On the international front, our focus will be North American market, which has strong business travel demands,” Ma said.
Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) subsidiary Xi’an Aircraft Industry Co. plans to apply to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to ground MA60 operations as soon as possible for safety inspections following another incident on the Chinese-produced regional aircraft.
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