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Boeing and China Eastern Airlines

Mar 28, 2013 Boeing and China Eastern Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world's most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes. Boeing forecasts that China will need 5,260 new airplanes, valued at $670 billion, in the next 20 years. ... Read more

Vueling A320 with Sharklet

Mar 24, 2013 Vueling, the largest low cost airline in Spain, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices, becoming the first Spanish carrier to do so. Including this delivery, Vueling’s in-service fleet rises to 61 A320 Family aircraft. ... Read more

CCAC Conference

Feb 27, 2013 Jointly organized by the committee of China Aviation News and Oppland Corporation, the 5th Annual China Commercial Aircraft Convention 2013(CCAC) will convene on April 24th to 25th in Shanghai China.   Based on 5 years' success of CCAC since 2009, the 5th Annual China Commercial Aircraft ... Read more


Feb 20, 2013 The Current Market   The current market demand for the Bombardier CRJ-900ER has remained somewhat stable over the last 12 months. Currently CV knows of 13 aircraft listed as available for sale and/or lease. Of the 264 aircraft built, 24 aircraft are currently listed as ... Read more

A350 XWB Using Nickel Cadmium Battery

Feb 15, 2013 Airbus is confident that the lithium ion (Li-ion) main battery architecture it has been developing with Saft and qualifying for the A350 XWB aircraft is robust and safe. The A350 XWB flight test programme will continue as planned with the qualified Li-ion main batteries.   However,... Read more

Feb 15, 2013 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) has adopted a new noise stringency level for commercial airplanes. The milestone achieved at the CAEP meeting last week lowers the current standard by seven decibels.  Having now been agreed by the ICAO CAEP, the ... Read more

Trent WXB Turbofan

Feb 08, 2013 The Airbus A350 XWB programme has achieved yet another important milestone with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) award of the Engine Type Certification of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan. EASA presented the certificate to Rolls-Royce at EASA’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. This certification covers ... Read more

Boeing Production Line

Jan 29, 2013 Boeing has begun assembly of the first Next-Generation 737 to be built at the rate of 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, production of the 737 has risen more than 20 percent, from 31.5 to 38 airplanes a month. In 2014, the ... Read more

Eric Chen - New Airbus China President

Jan 23, 2013 On 1st January 2013, Eric Chen has become President of Airbus China, responsible for Airbus’ overall activities in the People’s Republic of China, including business development, commercial activities, customer services and industrial cooperation. Eric Chen, previously Airbus China Senior Vice President Commercial ... Read more

Boeing 737-700

Jan 19, 2013 The Current Market In the last 12 months, CV has seen values drop for this type by about 5-15%, with lease rentals dropping by about 5% to 10% depending on the vintage. Not unlike the A319, the order book for this aircraft is diminishing and there ... Read more


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