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Rappler's latest stories on China aviation


China's 'best': What you need to know about Xiamen Air

Aug 21, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Xiamen Airlines, one of China’s oldest airline companies, was initially established in 1984 to connect Fujian to the rest of country

Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Troubled Cathay Pacific loses HK$2.05B in first half 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:13 PM

The results pave the way for the first ever back to back annual losses in the airline s 70 year history

ON THE GROUND. Cathay Pacific (C) passenger planes are seen on the tarmac at Hong Kong's international airport on August 16, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Flight delayed after Chinese grandma throws coins into plane's engine

Jun 28, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The 80 year old threw 9 coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac

AT THE TARMAC. China Southern Airlines and Eastern Airlines planes park at the tarmac of the Beijing Capital International airport in Beijing on November 28, 2008. Stringer/AFP

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

May 03, 2017 - 2:42 PM

China s home grown passenger jet is built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus

FLYING SOON. A mock-up scale model of the proposed COMAC C929, a wide-bodied commercial jet to be made by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is seen on display during the Zhuhai Air Show in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong province, on November 3, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Boeing, Airbus trade barbs as China competition heats up

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The two aerospace giants also face competition from homegrown firms backed by Beijing authorities which aim to eventually beat them

The front fuselage of an aircraft is seen at the Airbus Tianjin plant in Tianjin on March 1, 2016. Air China, which is China's third largest carier by passengers carried, on February 29 said it had ordered twelve Airbus A330-300 long-haul wide-bodied jets for 2.9 billion USD. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Angry Taiwan blames China for UN aviation meet snub

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Taiwan s Mainland Affairs Council says the island had not been admitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization meeting due to political interference from China

SNUB. Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lee speaks during a press conference in Taipei on September 23, 2016. Taiwan said on September 23 it had been blocked by China from attending a major United Nations aviation meeting, the latest setback to its troubled campaign for international recognition. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

China to be first trillion-dollar air market – Boeing

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:15 PM

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing says China is expected to add more than 6 800 new aircraft to its commercial fleet by 2035 as passenger traffic is on the rise

People wave Chinese flags as an ARJ21-700, China's first domestically produced regional jet, arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport after making its first flight from Chengdu to Shanghai on June 28, 2016. The ARJ21 -- which stands for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st century -- is a culmination of a programme that has so far taken 14 years. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Aly SONG

Delayed take-off for China's own regional jet

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The ARJ21 s maiden commercial flight is already delayed by 7 weeks

epa02449275 A visitor takes photo on Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) ARJ21 regional jet, as (Comac) unveil is displayed at the 8th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition or 'Zhuhai International Air show 2010' in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai 14 November 2010. The air show has attracted 600 exhibitors, including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce Group Plc and Honeywell International Inc., and which runs from 16 to 21 November 2010. China¡¦s J-10 fighter jet, Bombardier Inc. business jets and Airbus¡¦s A380 and with more than 60 aircraft will take part in the air show. EPA/YM YIK

China revs up new aero-engine group

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The China Aviation Engine Group seeks to develop engines that would power big commercial jets

epa04932785 Visitors watch a model of J-31 gyrfalcon stealth fighter made by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) at Beijing 16th aviation expo in Beijing city, China, 16 September 2015. As many as 140 exhibitors coming from 16 countries display their aviation products during 16 to 19 September 2015. EPA/WU HONG

China completes production of own passenger plane

Nov 02, 2015 - 11:32 AM

The C919 a narrow body jet which can seat 168 passengers has been under production at a facility in commercial hub Shanghai for over a year

MADE IN CHINA. A scale model of C919 airline first design by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China unveil is displayed at a booth during the Asia Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2009, in Hong Kong, China on September 8, 2009. YM Yik/EPA

China signs giant Airbus deal as Merkel visits

Oct 29, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Thursday s agreement also include the confirmation of 30 options for twin aisle A330s

SIGNED. The deal was signed as German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Image from Airbus website

What we know: The riddle of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Here is what we know so far about MH370

A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane – reports

Jul 26, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The incident occurred on Shenzhen Airlines flight ZH9648 from the eastern city of Taizhou as it was landing in Guangzhou early Sunday

This photo taken on October 26, 2011 shows a Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A319 plane taxiing at Hong Kong International Airport. Laurent Fievet/AFP

Search for vanished Malaysia jet widens as frustrations grow

Mar 10, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Malaysian authorities are contacting counterparts and sending ships to verify a sighting of what could be a life raft

China suffers world's worst flight delays: report

Jul 12, 2013 - 8:45 PM

Beijing International Airport is the world s most delayed airport with just 18 3 of commercial passenger flights leaving on schedule the report claims

DELAYED. Flights at China's two airports are notoriously late, a report says. Photo by EPA