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CAAC Provides No Date For 737 MAX Recertification In China

The Boeing 737 MAX has obtained clearance by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resume commercial flight in the U.S., but this doesn’t mean its problems are over. In fact — while in the past an FAA approval was almost automatically endorsed by other regulators around the world to allow commercial operations almost anywhere on earth — some regulators have decided they will need to perform their own test before allowing the aircraft type back into their skies after issues…

Some Chinese Airlines Now Allow Inflight Smartphone Use: A Step…

For the tech-savvy traveler, taking a flight on any Chinese airline (not including carriers based in Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan) tends to be bothersome because these carriers don’t let you use smartphones or tablets on their airplanes, even in flight mode. That means you can’t use your phone to…

Emirates Faces Halted Expansion in China

Emirates has been blocked from adding any new routes to China for six months following two safety incidents involving the Dubai-based carrier. The ban, which will prevent the carrier from expanding its operations out towards the East, was laid out by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Wednesday.…

An Open Market for China? CAAC Administrator Releases Plans for…

The Chinese aviation market changes rapidly. More flights, a greater demand for experienced pilots, and a recent change to English as the main radio language all depict the uniqueness and size of the market. This week Wang Zhinqing, Deputy Administrator of CAAC, released several new plans. The focus of these…