Bradley Perrett

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China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER
China Eastern looks to base 200 aircraft at Daxing
China Eastern Airlines plans eventually to station 200 aircraft at the new Beijing Daxing International Airport that is scheduled to open this year, chairman Liu Shaoyong said.
Chinese carriers respond well to 737 MAX grounding
Chinese commercial air transportation is coping with the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX in that country without greatly inconveniencing travelers.
HNA Group Capital Airlines A320
HNA’s Capital Airlines to fly from Daxing to Russia
Russian cities will be the first intercontinental destinations that HNA Group subsidiary Capital Airlines will serve from Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport.
ATR
ATR eyes Chinese customers; applies for aircraft certification
ATR is expecting to find operators for its aircraft in China, despite the country’s long history as a difficult market for foreign suppliers of turboprop airliners.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200
China Eastern VP named president
China Eastern Airlines has appointed former VP Li Yangmin as president of the state-owned Shanghai-based carrier.
China’s Jiangsu province in talks to buy stake in HNA’s Suparna
The provincial government of Jiangsu in eastern China is negotiating to buy a stake in HNA subsidiary Suparna Airlines, industry sources said.
Chinese carriers plan London, Paris routes from Daxing
China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines are planning to start Beijing services to London and Paris late this year from the Chinese capital’s new airport, according to sources.
China’s Juneyao Airlines to begin Cairo-Shanghai services
Private Chinese carrier Juneyao Airlines will begin flying to Cairo late this year as part of its move into long-haul operations, according to an application submitted to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Hainan Airlines Boeing 737-800
Hainan Airlines nets $99 million in government support in 2018 
China’s Hainan Airlines and its subsidiary carriers received CNY667 million ($99 million) in government support in 2018, primarily as subsidies for aviation services.
Chinese cargo airline seeks approval for Zhengzhou-based operations 
A Chinese company has applied to operate as a cargo airline based at the north-central city Zhengzhou, where the government is striving to build an air-freight industry.
Mitsubishi countersues Bombardier over trade secret claims 
In response to a lawsuit by Bombardier claiming Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) stole its trade secrets, the Japanese company’s US subsidiary has filed a counterclaim alleging anticompetitive conduct by the Canadian company.
China Southern Boeing 787-8
China Eastern president named China Southern president 
The Chinese government has moved the president of China Eastern Airlines, Ma Xulun, to the presidency of China Southern Airlines.
Chinese city Fuzhou offers subsidies on new international routes 
The eastern Chinese city of Fuzhou is offering the country’s airlines subsidies of at least CNY300,000 ($44,000) per flight on new routes to most North America destinations as part of a broad effort to support carriers using its airport.
Chinese regional Joy Air moves to mainline operations 
Chinese turboprop operator Joy Air will move into mainline operations, thanks to help from its new majority owner, the Xi’an city government.
XiamenAir to relocate to new Beijing Daxing airport in 2020 
China’s XiamenAir will move to Beijing’s new airport—Beijing Daxing International—from Beijing Capital in March 2020, according to an agreement between the carrier and the state operating company of the facilities.
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