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Colorful Guizhou Airlines to receive first A320neo
China’s Colorful Guizhou Airlines will receive its first Airbus A320neo in October, stepping up from the regional jet operations for which the carrier was established in 2015.
China’s AVIC reveals plans to develop cargo drones 
The Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) is planning to develop a series of four successively larger pilotless cargo aircraft, an official of the state company said at a conference.
XiamenAir Boeing 787
XiamenAir reportedly mulls A321XLR 
Dedicated Boeing customer XiamenAir, attracted by the capabilities of the Airbus A321neo, is assessing whether it should order Airbus aircraft, industry sources said.
China’s AVIC begins first MA700 assembly; targets first flight in 2020 
The Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) began assembling the first airframe in the MA700 turboprop airliner program Sept. 27, aiming for a first flight in 2020 and certification in 2022.
Beijing Daxing airport opens, adds over 40% capacity 
Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) opened on Sept. 25, initially adding more than 40% to the air-passenger capacity of China’s national capital and second-largest city.
COMAC is addressing the need for a 160-seat aircraft with its C919 airliner.
COMAC: China will need 6,119 single-aisles by 2038
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) forecasts a Chinese market for 6,119 aircraft of approximately 120 to 200 seats over the coming 20 years.
China Eastern Airlines 787-9
CAAC approves Chinese carriers for Paris, London routes
Chinese airlines have won permission to introduce or expand services to Paris and London, including two routes from imminently operational Beijing Daxing International Airport.
XiamenAir Boeing 787-9
XiamenAir opens Shanghai branch
XiamenAir has established a branch company at Shanghai, increasing its ability to gain service rights at China’s largest city, especially for international destinations.
COMAC: ARJ21 production reaches 30 aircraft per year 
Production capacity for the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) ARJ21 has reached 30 aircraft per year with the commissioning of a second assembly line for the regional jet, the manufacturer said.
COMAC to start producing first C919 delivery model this year 
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) plans to begin building its first C919 delivery aircraft this year, while also putting the sixth and last C919 prototype in the air.
COMAC takes two C919 development flight simulators 
The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has received two development flight-simulators for its C919 narrowbody program, following a change of supplier.
China United Airlines Boeing 737-800
Beijing Daxing airport’s first operator to be China United Airlines 
China Eastern LCC China United Airlines will be the sole commercial aircraft operator at Beijing Daxing International Airport for the first few weeks after the opening of the facility, which is scheduled for the end of September.
China Eastern Boeing 737-800
China Eastern, Juneyao to expand cooperation, take equity shares 
China Eastern Airlines and Juneyao Airlines have announced plans to deepen cooperation and take large shares in each other’s equity.
Airbus, China deepen partnership at Tianjin assembly line 
Airbus is expanding the scope of work of the A320-family assembly line in Tianjin, China, adding more equipping of fuselages.
CAAC report gives no cause of Air China A330 fire 
A fire that severely damaged an Air China Airbus A330-300 during boarding at Beijing Capital International Airport Aug. 27 was brought under control 57 min. after discovery, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
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