Katie Cantle

Boeing breaks ground on China’s 737 completion and delivery center 
Boeing has broken ground on a 737 completion and delivery center in Zhoushan, China, which is in the Zhejiang Province, as the US manufacturer seeks to expand its global footprint and strategic partnership with China.
COMAC C919 takes off on its maiden flight May 5.
China Eastern to operate COMAC C919 on Shanghai-Beijing route 
China Eastern Airlines, which is the launch customer for the Chinese-produced 150-seat C919, will operate the aircraft on its Shanghai-Beijing route, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua.
COMAC C919 takes off on its maiden flight.
COMAC launches C919 inaugural flight 
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) launched the first flight of its C919 narrowbody May 5. The aircraft departed from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and flew over Shanghai’s neighboring county of Qidong, in the Jiangsu Province, for 1 hour and 20 min.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200
Most Chinese carriers report 1Q profit declines on rising fuel costs 
Most Chinese carriers are reporting declines in first-quarter net profits because of rising fuel expenses that collectively increased 40%-50%.
China Southern orders 20 A350-900 aircraft 
China Southern Airlines has placed an order for 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in an effort to facilitate its rapid international expansion.
COMAC C919 completes high-speed taxi tests; cleared for first flight 
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) has completed high-speed taxi testing for the C919, and received a special flight permit from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to conduct the inaugural flight.
China Eastern Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern to diversify ownership of logistics subsidiary 
China Eastern Airlines will become China’s first state-owned carrier to diversify ownership of its logistics subsidiary, in an effort to enhance market competitiveness.
Juneyao Airlines A320
Juneyao Airlines reports 2016 net profit up 19% 
China’s Juneyao Airlines reported a net profit of CNY1.25 billion ($180 million) in 2016, up 19% over a net income of CNY1.05 billion in 2015.
China Eastern, China Southern to invest in new Beijing airport 
China Eastern and China Southern airlines have won approval from the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) to invest in Beijing’s new airport, which is expected to open in 2019.
COMAC C919 roll-out
COMAC C919 plans to launch inaugural flight in May 
China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) is expected to launch the inaugural flight of the much-delayed C919 narrowbody in May, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200
Hainan Airlines wins SAIC approval for Chengdu LCC 
Hainan Airlines has moved one step closer toward launching low-cost carrier (LCC) Shen Niao Airlines after securing approval from China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC).
Spring Airlines yields & profits fall; adjusts international capacity 
Shanghai-based Spring Airlines reported a net profit of CNY950.5 million ($138 million) for 2016, down 28.4% compared with the 2015 net income of CNY1.3 billion.
China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern reports net profit dip in 2016 
China Eastern Airlines reported a 2016 net profit of CNY4.5 billion ($635 million) in 2016, down a slight 0.73% over a net income of CNY4.54 billion in 2015.
Air China Boeing 787-9
Air China reports 2016 net income up 0.4% 
Air China has posted a net income of CNY6.8 billion ($978 million) in 2016, up 0.4% over a net profit of CNY6.8 billion in 2015, according to the domestic accounting standard.
China Southern Boeing 777-300ER
China Southern reports net profit up 30% in 2016 
China Southern Airlines reported a net profit of CNY5.06 billion ($734 million) in 2016, up 30% over a net income of CNY3.9 billion in 2015.
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