air traffic

China Sells Jets, Unveils Stealth Fighter

As China attempts to build its own jet engine for military and commercial use, China has unveiled new orders for its passenger jet at the country’s main airshow in Zhuhai, from Reuters: The C919 is designed to challenge Airbus...

Space Debris Disrupts Shanghai Air Traffic

Shanghai Daily (via Adam Minter) reports that fears of incoming debris from a Russian space probe convinced air traffic controllers to suspend landings at the city’s airports last month: The regulators asked the planes to...

In Beijing, Fog or Smog?

Heavy smog in Beijing forced the delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights yesterday, as U.S. embassy readings continue to report “hazardous” and “dangerous” pollution levels in the Chinese capital....

Beijing’s Second Airport Due October 2017

A new airport serving Beijing should be completed by October 2017, according to China Daily: The new airport, which is likely to be approved within the year, will probably have eight runways for civilian use and a ninth for...

China: Too Many Planes, Too Many Airports

Air traffic over the Pearl River Delta has been described as a “mess”, with congestion causing frequent delays and detours. On the ground, meanwhile, airports are multiplying uncontrollably in spite of growing...

Fears for environment as China plans 48 new airports – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited (link): China plans to build 48 new airports over the next five years in an aviation spending splurge that will delight architects and plane makers but heighten concerns among environmentalists. With the economy booming, hundreds of millions more journeys are being made by air every year, prompting a rush to buy planes […]



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