China Tries Building Jet Engine

While China was able to blast its astronauts into space and send a submarine down into the depths of the sea, it has yet to build a successful jet engine. Previously, China has relied on Russia for advanced fighter aircraft....

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...

Boeing Wins Hefty Plane Deals in China

Boeing has secured US$10 billion worth of orders from China, AFP reports: Boeing said that Hong Kong Airlines, which currently has just 18 aircraft servicing routes to Asia and to Russia, had placed a preliminary order for 38...

Boeing Secures $19 Billion Jet Order from China

At least one major concrete business deal has come out of the Hu-Obama summit so far, as Boeing secured a $19 billion order from China: The orders were already in the Boeing /quotes/comstock/13*!ba/quotes/nls/ba (BA 71.46,...

China Advances Its Aviation Dream

The New York Times reports on China’s new jetliner that aims to compete with Airbus and Boeing: The narrow-body, single-aisle C919 plane is scheduled to make its first voyage in 2014 before being delivered to buyers in...

Chinese-born Engineer Guilty of Economic Espionage

From AP: A Chinese-born engineer was convicted Thursday of stealing trade secrets critical to the U.S. space program in the nation’s first economic espionage trial. A federal judge found former Boeing Co. engineer Dongfan...

Dave Demerjian: China Rushes Into Building Planes

From the Wired blog: China, perhaps uncomfortable with the thought of an industry it doesn’t completely dominate, is accelerating plans to roll out a home-grown passenger plane to compete with best-selling planes from...

Can China Take on Boeing and Airbus?

China is planning to manufacture airplanes again, but whether the airplanes will be competitive with western airplanes is the looming question. From Business Week: China hasn’t had a good track record building big...

Chinese Spying on the Rise, U.S. Says

The U.S. has decided to play it’s own game of ‘killing the chicken to scare the monkeys” by sentencingformer boeing engineer Chi Mak to a whopping 24 1/2 years in prison on charges of spying for China. But some...

Plea Entered in China Secrets Case

Here is an update on U.S. Department of Justice charges against a former Boeing engineer for allegedly spying for China. From AP: A federal magistrate entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday on behalf of a Chinese-American engineer...

Accusations Fly in China/US Spy Row

Australian ABC News has the Chinese government’s response to the recent accusations of spying by the U.S.: Chinese Government spokesman Liu Jianchao accused the US Government of fabricating the allegations....

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 […]

Site Chosen in China for Airbus Assembly Plant – Keith Bradsher

From New York Times: Airbus and the Chinese government said today that that Tianjin , a port near Beijing, will be the site of a new plant to assemble Airbus A320 narrow-body jetliners. Airbus cautioned that a final decision to go ahead with the project would not be made until the end of September. But […]



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