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Chinese Plan to Build and Sell Harbin Aircraft in Brazil

China’s aviation industry continues to grow at a remarkable place, leading to Chinese airlines ordering vast quantities of aircraft in order to be able to meet the expected demand. The majority of these aircraft have been foreign-made aircraft made by Boeing or Airbus. As part of China’s growth plan moving forward, the country wants to establish itself as a technological power by reducing its dependence on foreign technology. The Chinese have made some notable advancements in this area, such as…

Delta Starts First Non-Stop Service to China from Atlanta Hub

Delta launched services between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and its hub in Atlanta on July 20, 2018, the airline’s busiest day of the summer. Delta Flight 185, operated by one of Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, departed Atlanta at 3:20 pm with hundreds of Shanghai-bound customers onboard. Shanghai is Delta’s first…

Updated: Airlines Changing Taiwan References as China’s Deadline Approaches

With a deadline on Wednesday fast-approaching, many airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Taiwan in response to pressure from the Chinese government. The changes are the result of a Chinese mandate that foreign firms are not to refer to Chinese-claimed Taiwan as a self-ruled entity. The ruling also…

Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture as Chinese…

Wednesday marked the start of a new joint venture between Air China and Air Canada, two national carriers on opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean. The signing took place in Beijing, Air China's home base, and signifies the start of greater cooperation between the two airlines. According to a NASDAQ press…

XiamenAir Takes Delivery of 200th Jet and New Aircraft Type…

On Sunday, XiamenAir took delivery of its newest aircraft, marking the 200th delivery to the airline since it began flying in 1984. The occasion is cause for double celebration, as the Fujian Province-based airline is now the sixth Chinese carrier to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The first…

Trip Report: XiamenAir’s Boeing 787 to Xiamen, China

Chinese tourism is a big deal for Los Angeles. With more than 1.1 million visitors alone in 2017, China drives more than $1 billion dollars into Los Angeles’s economy annually. With the country’s increased wealth, coupled with the nation's 'one route, one airline' policy, there is now an increased demand…

China Expects to Develop and Market the World’s Largest Amphibious…

China expects to develop and market the world’s largest amphibious aircraft by 2022. The aircraft known as the AG600 is part of a two-pronged approach by the government to advance its aviation strategy. The AG600 is approximately the size of a Boeing 737 seating 50 people and is designed to…

Glasgow Airport Makes Initial Step in Establishing First Nonstop Route…

Glasgow Airport and the Shanghai Airport Authority have formed an alliance in an effort to expand tourism between the two cities, which could see the introduction of nonstop flights for the first time. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Thursday after months of negotiation. A number of long-haul routes operate…

U.S. Condemns China Over Letter to Airlines

The United States government has condemned a letter from the Chinese government. The letter was sent last week to 36 airlines around the world, including American carriers, such as American Airlines and United Airlines. The letter called for the airlines to stop referring Hong Kong, Macau, and most importantly Taiwan…

Air China Begins Fifth Freedom Route Between Houston and Panama…

China and Panama City are now connected through Air China via Houston. Air China opened up its first fifth freedom route from the United States to Panama, an addition to its five-times-weekly flight from Beijing to Houston. Despite flying to Houston throughout the week, the flight to Panama will only…