airline industry

Can Airport Investment Clear the Runway for Growth?

China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) has identified infrastructure development as essential for maintaining economic growth, and under it local governments will be footing the bill for airport renovations, expansions...

China’s Focus on Aerospace Raises Questions

Chinese state media reports the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) unveiled a plan that would boost civil aircraft manufacturing. This comes amid China’s attempts to build jet engines for both commercial and...

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...

Private Airline Tiptoes Around State Goliaths

Reuters interviews Wang Zhenghua, the owner of China’s biggest private budget carriers, and reports on his philosophy for surviving in a state-dominated sector: “You have to take it a bit slowly, rather than being too...

Eight Questions: James Fallows, ‘China Airborne’

China Real Time blog interviews James Fallows about his new book China Airborne and about the aviation industry in China: You highlight the dramatic improvement of China’s airlines as one area of particular success. Are there...

Many Airline Pilots Have Fake Credentials

China Daily reports that more than 200 pilots have falsified their work experience: The results of investigations showed that in 2008-2009, airlines desperate for staff were hiring pilots whose resumes had been faked, the...

China’s 1st Private Airline Suspends Flights Early

China’s first private airline isn’t faring too well. From AP: Okay Airways has been locked in a messy dispute with its controlling shareholder. News reports this week said the Civil Aviation Administration of China...

China Needs 3,400 Planes Over 20 Years, Boeing says – China Daily

From China Daily: Boeing said on Tuesday that China will require 3,400 new airplanes worth about $340 billion over the next 20 years, raising its forecast for the Asian giant’s booming aviation arena. Previously, the plane maker had projected China would need 2,800 airplanes for the next two decades. “China domestic frequencies have increased more […]



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