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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...

Air Rage on the Rise in China

As China’s private airlines gain in the stock market, there has been a rise in ‘air rage’ by travelers who experience delayed flights, from the Telegraph: One reaction to a hold-up at Shanghai’s main...

Alleged Plane Hijackers Die in Custody

Chinese state media has reported that two alleged ‘plane hijackers’ have died in custody in Xinjiang, from the BBC: The Global Times said the men, from the Uighur minority group, died in hospital of injuries sustained trying to...

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...

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 […]

Fighter Jet Signals China’s Military Advances – Peter Ford

From The Christian Science Monitor: China unveiled the locally built Jian-10 last week, saying it narrows the gap with advanced nations. A sleek, swept-wing fighter-bomber dubbed the “Jian-10,” unveiled here last week, is more than just another jet plane. It is China’s calling card, announcing Beijing’s arrival among the top ranks of military manufacturers. Powered […]

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