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Governments set up fund for routes to Guilin, China
Provincial and municipal governments have set aside CNY200 million ($28.3 million) for a fund for supporting air routes at the airport of the southern Chinese city of Guilin, aiming at opening intercontinental connections.
Chongqing city to take majority stake in Hainan Airlines’ West Air 
China’s Hainan Airlines will sell a majority stake in low-cost subsidiary West Air to the Chongqing city government, following previous sales of shares in local carriers to municipalities.
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MHI ships first PW1200G engine for SpaceJet airliner 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Aero Engines has shipped the first Pratt & Whitney PW1200G from the plant that will act as a second assembly line of the engine, which powers the Mitsubishi Aircraft SpaceJet regional airliner.
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Juneyao Airlines to open Daxing base, considers more 787-9s 
Juneyao Airlines plans to establish a base at Beijing Daxing International Airport, which is expected to bring service rights that could justify buying more Boeing 787-9s, the carrier’s chairperson said.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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