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.
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).
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.
Airbus claimed victory over rival Boeing at the Paris Air Show with orders and commitments totaling 421 aircraft announced through the week, but Boeing’s 331 commercial airplane sales included a far larger number of higher value widebodies....More
The GE Aviation/Pratt & Whitney joint venture Engine Alliance said it remains in contention to power the potential re-engined Airbus A380neo with a comprehensive upgrade to the GP7200, but it noted the timing of such a move is dependent on Airbus....More
ATR has sold 46 aircraft and 35 options in the year to date, valued at $2 billion including options, marking a slowdown on its previous performance due to low fuel prices and adverse dollar exchange rates....More