China

Chinese Skunk Works: what is COMAC Dream Studio?

Dream Studio, an advanced research arm of Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC, was created to rival Skunk Works and Phantom Works. Did it succeed?...


KJ-600, China’s Hawkeye, successfully completes flight test

The Xian KJ-600, a Chinese-made carrier-based airborne early warning aircraft, successfully completed a new flight test....


China imposes travel rules with 14-day pre-departure quarantine

China has imposed tightened travel rules for inbound travelers coming from high risk countries....


From MiG-19 with lift fans to J-18: China’s VTOL fighter jet problem

For decades now, China tried to acquire aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Should we expect a Chinese jump jet soon?...


Could China’s aircraft carriers dethrone the US Navy?

China’s Navy operates two aircraft carriers and plans to build at least two more. Could it dethrone the US Navy one day?...


Not-so-festive New Year holiday period for China’s aviation

Passenger traffic drops significantly as China’s government imposes regulations to prevent travel during the festive period of the Lunar New Year....


Cathay Pacific gets 15, loses 5 routes in China

Cathay Pacific Airways got permission to fly to 15 cities in mainland China, losing 5 routes previously served by now-defunct Cathay Dragon....


Could China launch fighter jets from its theme park aircraft carriers?

China has two operational aircraft carriers, while two more ex-Soviet ones are transformed into theme parks. Could they be restored to launch fighter jets?...


China, Ukraine in row over An-225 Mriya engine maker Motor Sich

Beijing expressed concerns after Ukrainian President Zelensky blocked China’s Skyrizon’s plan to acquire Motor Sich, which makes Antonov’s An-225 Mriya engines....


Spaceport, airliner, Putin’s plane: past ideas for second An-225 Mriya

Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world's largest cargo plane, has an unfinished sister with a surprisingly long and twisted story....