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CRAIC CR929 Russian-built engine proposal gets new push 
Russian engine manufacturer Aviadvigatel is promoting its PD-35 as the preferred engine choice for the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 widebody airliner, despite an existing agreement for a jointly developed turbofan for the Russian-Chinese aircraft.
Sichuan Airlines to add Helsinki as long-haul plans grow
In the latest expansion of Sichuan Airlines’ intercontinental services, the carrier will add a stop in Helsinki to its service between Copenhagen and Chengdu, China.
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900
CAAC cracks down on protesting Cathay Pacific employees 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has ordered Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways to report to mainland authorities the identities of all crew members participating in or supporting Hong Kong anti-government protests.
COMAC pushes back C919 certification to 2021 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has pushed back its target for certification of the C919 airliner from 2020 to 2021, following continued delays in flight testing.
China forbids individual travel to Taiwan 
The Chinese government is suspending a program that allowed individual tourists to visit Taiwan, restricting travel to the island to groups organized by travel agencies.
Fuel supplier sues to freeze Tianjin Airlines funds
China National Aviation Fuel (CNAF) has filed a lawsuit against HNA Group’s Tianjin Airlines, seeking to freeze CNY89 million ($13 million) of the carrier’s funds.
Fuel supplier sues to freeze Tianjin Airlines funds
China National Aviation Fuel (CNAF) has filed a lawsuit against HNA Group’s Tianjin Airlines, seeking to freeze CNY89 million ($13 million) of the carrier’s funds.
Genghis Khan Airlines ARJ21
Genghis Khan Airlines set to launch ARJ21 operations
Chinese startup Genghis Khan Airlines plans to begin operations July 26, using Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) ARJ21 regional jets.
China Southern Airlines A320neo
China Southern to receive $4.4 billion government investment
China Southern Airlines is joining the trend toward provincial and local government investment in Chinese commercial air transportation, accepting capital from authorities in and around its home base, Guangzhou.
Boeing 787s will be used on Juneyao’s long-haul routes.
China’s Juneyao Airlines may open service to Athens 
Athens, Greece will likely be the next intercontinental destination for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, a company spokesperson said, as the privately owned carrier targets countries covered by Beijing’s Belt and Road economic program.
Air China Airbus A350-900
Air China orders 20 more A350s for long-haul routes 
Air China has ordered 20 Airbus A350s, adding to 10 in service and providing potential replacements for carrier’s oldest long-haul aircraft.
CAAC tries to lure foreign airlines to Daxing 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) hopes an offer of more and better-optimized slots will persuade foreign airlines to move to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport.
AVIC MA700 model aircraft
AVIC looks to roll out first MA700 prototype in September 
The Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) has completed the forward fuselage section for the static test airframe of the MA700 turboprop airliner, as the program works toward rolling out the first prototype in September.
UAC announces CR929 'soft orders' 
The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) CR929 widebody airliner program has gained its first, preliminary sales agreements, consortium partner United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) said, as it also announced a further slippage of first delivery timelines.
China Southern expects shorter travel times at Daxing 
The location and layout of Beijing’s new airport are expected to reduce travel times by 30-40 min., China Southern Airlines said.
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