Bradley Perrett

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.
Second Xiamen airport approved
Construction of a second airport for Xiamen on the southeastern coast of China has been approved, but with no date for entry into service announced.
Bombardier CRJ family aircraft
Bombardier in talks with Mitsubishi on CRJ program 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is negotiating with Bombardier for an undisclosed transaction involving the CRJ regional jet, both companies said, amid reports that the Japanese company will buy the program.
Denying reports, Mitsubishi says MRJ90 remains top priority 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said the MRJ90 regional jet remains its “number one priority” after Asian news outlets reported the company was changing direction to concentrate on development of a smaller version intended for the US market.
Chinese trade group forecasts $580 million in MAX-related losses
Chinese airlines will incur losses of CNY4 billion ($580 million) if their grounded Boeing 737 MAXs do not return to the air by June 30, the China Air Transport Association said.
China Southern A380 makes emergency landing after hail damage
Hail shattered the windscreen and damaged the radome of a China Southern Airlines Airbus A380 May 26 as it approached the airspace of Beijing Capital International Airport, where it landed safely after the aircrew declared an emergency.
China Eastern Airlines A330-200 in SkyTeam livery
China Eastern’s move to Daxing to be complete in 2020 
China Eastern Airlines said it will complete the transfer of operations to Beijing Daxing International Airport in its 2020 summer flight schedule, following an initial shift during the 2019-20 winter schedule.
China Southern’s Daxing-based subsidiary applies for license 
The China Southern Airlines’ subsidiary to be based at Beijing Daxing International Airport—Xiongan Airlines—has completed preparations to begin operations and has applied for a license for public air transportation.
CAAC to OK Shanghai-London flights for Air China, China Eastern 
Air China and China Eastern Airlines are likely to add flights between Shanghai and London following a notice of intended decisions in their favor by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Sources: China Eastern permitted to keep Beijing Capital-Shanghai service 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) appears to have changed its policy on how Chinese airlines will be split between Beijing airports after the new Daxing International opens, allowing China Eastern Airlines to maintain Beijing-Shanghai flights from Beijing Capital International.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.
Mitsubishi Aircraft nears final MRJ70 design 
Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is close to finalizing a refined design for the MRJ70, the shorter version of its MRJ regional jet, and by the end of June, two additional MRJ90 prototypes will be ready for MRJ flight testing, Mitsubishi Aircraft president Hisakazu Mizutani said.
Russia expects first CR929 orders in 2023 
The Russian chairperson of the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) board expects the consortium to receive initial orders for its CR929 widebody airliner no earlier than 2023—a differing assessment compared to the late-2019 timing recently suggested by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), the Chinese partner in the program.
ATR 42-600
ATR eyes potential buyers for short-runway ATR 42-600 variant 
ATR is working on potential launch orders for its proposed short takeoff and landing (STOL) version of the ATR 42-600, estimating a market of 800 aircraft over 30 years.
CAAC suspends issuing airworthiness certificates for Boeing 737 MAX 8 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has stopped issuing airworthiness certificates for Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
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