Chinese Aviation Industry

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  1. gelgoog
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    The lack of international certification of the ARJ-21 is a major issue for sales in the international market I think.
    From what I heard there is no easy way for them to get US certification without changes to the design. Never heard of European certification either.
    This is particularly problematic for airplanes operating in international routes in small countries.
    Inside China proper the lack of international certification is a non-issue.
     
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    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/20/c_137909551.htm

    BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The China-developed new energy battery-powered demonstration unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), known as LQ-H, has conducted a successful maiden flight, according to its developer Wednesday.

    LQ-H, the technical demonstration UAV, conducted the flight at an airport in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province, said its developer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), which is also the developer of China's C919 large passenger airplane.

    Powered by a hydrogen fuel battery, LQ-H had a smooth flight with all systems in good condition. And its battery power system has been fully validated, COMAC said.

    COMAC said it was substantial progress for them in terms of exploring new energy aircraft.

    With a wingspan of 6 meters, LQ-H uses a hydrogen fuel cell for its main power and a lithium battery as supplementary power.

    The demonstration UAV model uses multiple new technologies, such as 3D printing and compound materials, to lower its weight and pave the way for new-technology application in further manufacturing.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/18/c_137904208.htm

    BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China has made progress in Feiyun program, a solar-powered drone technology that will eventually become a vast network facilitating emergency communications and ground observation, China Daily reported Monday.

    Zhang Hongwen, president of Third Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, a major space contractor, said the academy carried out more than 100 test flights of its solar-powered unmanned aircraft in 2018 and determined the drone's design as well as the capabilities of equipment mounted on the drone during the flights.

    It is able to undertake several tasks traditionally performed by satellites, but at a much lower cost, according to Meng Fanyuan, chief designer of the system at the academy.

    When carrying internet-connected devices, the drone-based network will be able to link users in remote, mountainous areas and small islands via the internet, and can also provide telephonic services, he said.

    Upon its completion, the system will also be able to maintain at least one week of emergency communication services in case of failure in ground-based communications, the designer added.

    The academy intends to form a drone network to display and promote its use in remote sensing and telecommunications over three years starting from 2020, according to Zhang.
     
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    AVI group's 601 Shenyang design office inaugurated its new research and innovation center in Yangzhou, southern China.

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    China's Three Biggest Airlines to Begin Using Locally Made Jets

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    DATE : APR 12 2019/SOURCE : YICAI

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    China's Three Biggest Airlines to Begin Using Locally Made Jets

    (Yicai Global) April 12 -- China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China, the nation's three biggest Chinese carriers in order, are forging plans to start using the locally made ARJ21 regional jet.

    China Eastern has set up a special team to prepare for operations using the aircraft, a source at the Shanghai-based airline told Yicai Global. Its subsidiary China Eastern Business Jet, which provides corporate chartered flights, will also use the plane, the insider added.

    Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China developed two versions of the aircraft, one for passengers and one for freight, with ranges between 2,225 kilometers and 3,700 kilometers. The plane is intended for short-haul flights, typically from a central larger metropolis to surrounding smaller cities.

    Regional carrier Chengdu Airlines already has 10 of the jets, and several other smaller airlines have some on order.

    Air China and China Southern intend to set up new subsidiary airlines specifically to operate the ARJ21 planes. The nation's civil aviation regulator announced in 2016 that it would assume greater control over the formation of new airlines, and offer support to investors looking to set up regional carriers using domestic aircraft.

    https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/china-three-biggest-airlines-to-begin-using-locally-made-jets
     
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    Big order could be coming soon.
     
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    China needs to start indigenousing these foreign parts

    Especially the US made ones

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    No worries, that's where China 2025 comes into play.
     
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    This is cool. ARJ-21 business jet

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    Yeah but any orders?
     
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    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/28/c_137930582.htm

    BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Air China, the country's flag carrier, saw its net profits edge up 1.33 percent in 2018 to 7.34 billion yuan (about 1.1 billion U.S. dollars), according to a company statement.

    Operating revenue climbed 12.7 percent to 136.77 billion yuan last year.

    The company achieved "relatively good" financial results despite the adverse effect of higher oil prices and a weaker yuan, according to the statement.

    Domestic and international travel demand was robust, and the company strengthened cost control, it said.

    The airline, now having 669 passenger planes, carried 110 million passengers in 2018, up 8 percent from 2017.

    The company said it will continue to upgrade business models, improve services and control costs in 2019, predicting sustained growth in air travel demand and a better business environment.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/27/c_137927397.htm

    CHENGDU, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Sichuan Airlines said it will launch a direct flight connecting Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, and Rome on June 25.

    The first regular flight linking the two cities will be operated every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, on Airbus A330. The flight will take about 11 hours.

    Italy on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with China to jointly advance the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. The two countries will co-hold the culture and tourism year in 2020.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/30/c_137936248.htm

    SHANGHAI, March 30 (Xinhua) -- China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd., one of the country's three largest state-owned airlines, registered revenues of 114.93 billion yuan (17.13 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018, up 12.99 percent year on year, according to a company statement released Friday evening.

    The net profits attributable to shareholders was 2.71 billion yuan, down 57.35 percent from the previous year, the Shanghai-based airline said in its annual results for 2018 filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

    The company cited rising oil prices and exchange losses caused by exchange rate fluctuations as causes of the decrease.

    The airline carried 121.2 million passengers last year, an annual increase of 9.4 percent year on year. By the end of 2018, the airline had a fleet of 692 planes.

    www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/05/c_137951266.htm

    BEIJING, April 5 (Xinhua) -- A new A350 full flight simulator has been put into operation in Hua Ou Aviation Training Company in Beijing, according to Airbus China Thursday.

    It is a major step taken by Airbus to enhance its training capacity to meet surging demands from Chinese customers, Airbus China said.

    Hua Ou Aviation Training Company is a joint venture between Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS).

    "Hua Ou plays a key role within Airbus China's long term strategy, and the company is part of Airbus global services solutions network," said George Xu, CEO of Airbus China.

    Besides this new A350 simulator, Hua Ou training center has three A320 simulators, an A330/A340 simulator, an A350 simulator and an H225 helicopter simulator.

    Since its inception in 1997, the training center has provided more than 40,000 aviation professionals from more than 50 airlines worldwide.

    To date, there are more than 1,700 Airbus aircraft serving Chinese airlines.
     
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