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Clement Charpentreau
Airports take action against Chinese coronavirus spread

Airlines and airports in China and around the world are taking actions to contain the spread of the deadly and mysterious coronavirus that has already claimed 17 lives and infected more than 570 people....


Zivile Zalagenaite
From all-Boeing to mixed: Xiamen Airlines asks for Airbus jets

Xiamen Airlines, an all-Boeing operator, is planning to add the first Airbus-made aircraft to its fleet by leasing ten A321neo from 2021. The news from a formerly exclusive Boeing Chinese client comes a day after the United States and China signed a Phase One trade deal, likely to help Boeing sell more of its products in the Asian country....


AeroTime Team
Tossing coins: Lucky Air passenger gets fined $17K

A first time flyer boarding Lucky Air flight took an extra step to ensure the flight goes well and smoothly. Unfortunately for the passenger, throwing coins at aircraft engine is not seen as a good way to ensure flight’s safety in aviation. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The passenger was ordered by a court to pay-up approximately $17,000 for the airline in compensation....


AeroTime Extra
Top 5 future fighter jets of 2020

After the end of the Cold War, the idea of an open conflict between two nation-states seemed more unlikely. Military doctrines turned towards asymmetrical conflicts. As a consequence, the fighter planes found themselves confined to a ground support role. But the emergence of new global powers and the intensification of territorial tensions are pushing armed forces to reconsider the battlefield of tomorrow. In the event of seeing aerial superiorit...


Clement Charpentreau
Not a casino this time: China launches second aircraft carrier

The Chinese military officially put into service the CNS Shandong, the country's second aircraft carrier, on 17 December 2019....


Zivile Zalagenaite
COMAC transfers fifth C919 jet for flight testing in Nanchang

COMAC has transferred the fifth prototype of the C919 large passenger jet from Shanghai to a site in Nanchang where the airplane will undergo further flight testing. The aircraft in question is a penultimate plane devoted to flight testing. ...


Clement Charpentreau
South Korea, Japan, China to end risky airspace situation

South Korea, Japan, and China are close to reaching an agreement regarding the control of the airspace over the East China Sea, in an attempt to put an end to a series of near-miss incidents....


Pratt & Whitney delivers 100th GTF engine in China
AeroTime Team
Pratt & Whitney delivers 100th GTF engine in China

Sichuan Airlines took delivery of an Airbus A321neo. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, making it the 100th GTF-powered Airbus A320 family plane in China....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus and China shake hands to increase A320 and A350 production

Airbus and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will help the European manufacturer to increase the productivity on two of its most popular jets, the A320 and the A350....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus targeted by several cyberattacks, China suspected

Through its subcontractors, Airbus has been the target of four cyber-attacks during the last year. Several security sources investigating the matter suspect that the attacks may have been Chinese industrial espionage operations....