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A DJI drone. The United States government is preparing to ban all drones made in China, including those made by DJI, a Chinese company. (Photo: ekai used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

U.S. Government Bans Chinese-Made Drones

The United States government is finalizing a law to prohibit its government from using drones made in China, ainonline reports. The National Defense Authorization Act bans the purchase of commercial drones made by a “covered foreign entity” by any U.S. government agency. This ban includes drone components including drivetrains, cameras and circuit boards. Under the new law, agencies would both be prohibited from buying new drones and from operating foreign-made drones already in its fleet. Flights of pre-bought drones will need…

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…

China’s Burgeoning Aviation Industry

China’s aviation industry has had a slow start and hadn't taken off until the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping opened up the country to significant economic reform. Since then, however, the industry has grown tremendously and is set to eclipse the United States’ aviation industry within the next decade and…

Hainan Airlines Announces New Flights to Mexico

China's Hainan Airlines has announced flights from Beijing to Mexico City, with a technical stop in Tijuana, beginning on March 21, 2018. The flight will operate three times weekly and be serviced by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline's aircraft of choice for long ranges flights to North America due…