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The Race Across the Pacific

In the early 1980s, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) began operating flights between Beijing and New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. These routes were the first between the nations operated by Chinese carriers. However, in 1988, the Chinese government split the CAAC into six separate airlines. Air China, the nation’s new flag carrier, took over the U.S. routes, and other airlines slowly began to pick up other routes. This same year China Eastern, another spinoff of CAAC, began…

Chinese Company Agrees to Purchase 130 Airbus Aircraft

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) and Airbus have announced an order for 100 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A330 aircraft following the signing of the General Terms Agreement between the two companies. The company, which is a government corporation, acts as a neutral third party. CAS is a well-known…

Boeing Begins Building a Foundation in China

This week Boeing has announced it will open a new completion center for its Boeing 737s in China. The new plant will be jointly run by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, known as Comac, and Boeing which will see the installation of interiors, painting, and ultimately the delivery of the narrow…

The Fight for the Asian Narrow Body Market

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world with passenger numbers and aircraft sales growing dramatically. At the core of the boom is the narrow body market that features two major competitors: the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. These two companies are in the thick of a…

Malaysia Airlines Loses Track of a 777 After It Departs…

[caption id="attachment_524" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] On Friday (EDT), Asian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, put out a press release regarding a lost Boeing 777-2H6(ER). The airplane was registered as 9M-MRO and is approximately 11.8 years old. Itsfirst flight with Malaysia was on 05/14/2002. Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (#MH370) departed Kuala…