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  • Genghis Khan Aviation Training Center Officially Opened

    WiththestrongsupportofCOMAC,andtheactivepromotionofOrdosMunicipalGovernment,OrdosAirportManagementGroupandGenghisKhan Airlines,GenghisKhanAviationTrainingCenterwasestablishedandputintouse.ThisisthefirstaviationtrainingcenterinInnerMongoliawithanARJ21D-levelflightsimulator.Itsmainbusinesscoversthetrainingofpilots,flightattendants,airtrafficcontrollers,aircraftmaintenance,safetyinspectorsandothercivilaviationprofessionals.Itwillstrivetobuildanimportantcomprehensivetrainingbaseforaviationtalentsintheautonomousregionandeventhewholecountry,leadingtheindustrywithprofessionandpromotingprofessionwithindustry.   Duetothelackofprofessionalcivilaviationtraininginstitutions,civilaviationpractitionersintheautonomousregionneedtogooutsidetheregionforqualificationandskillimprovementtraining.TheopeningofGenghisKhanAviationTrainingCenterfillsthegapintheprofessionalsocialtrainingofcivilaviationprofessionalsintheautonomousregion,acceleratesthesolutiontothepersonnelbottleneckproblemthatrestrictsthedevelopmentofcivilaviationintheautonomousregion,andwilllayatalentfoundationforthehigh-qualityoperationofdomesticcivilaircraftinInnerMongoliaandthecomprehensivepromotionofcivilaviationintheautonomousregion,andhelpbuildthecorecapabilitiesofcivilaviationdevelopmentintheautonomousregion.   Thecivilaviationindustryisanimportantstrategicindustryformycountry'seconomicandsocialdevelopment.Ithasthecharacteristicsofstrongradiationanddrivingforceandlongindustrialchain,andplaysasignificantroleineconomicgrowthandemployment.Basedontheconceptof"introducinganaircrafttodriveanindustry",inOctober2018,theautonomousregiongovernment,theOrdosMunicipalGovernment,andCOMACusedGenghisKhanAirlines'operationofdomesticcivilaircraftasabridgeandlinktojointlypromoteaviationindustryprojectssuchasthedomesticcivilaircrafttrainingcenterandmaintenancecenter,andmadeoverallplanningandstrategiclayoutfortheautonomousregion'scivilaviationindustrydevelopmentcapabilitiesfromthedimensionsofvaluechain,industrialchain,andtalentchain.TheopeningofGenghisKhanAviationTrainingCenterisanactiveimplementationoftheautonomousregion'scivilaviationindustrystrategiclayoutandthe"OpinionsoftheStateCouncilonPromotingtheHigh-qualityDevelopmentofInnerMongoliaandStrivingtoWriteaNewChapterofChinese-styleModernization"topromotethedevelopmentofthecivilaviationindustry;atthesametime,itplaysabenchmarkandleadingroleinacceleratingtheimplementationofothercivilaviationindustriesinInnerMongolia.   Civilaviationisanimportantpartoftheautonomousregion'stransportationsystem.InordertofurthersupplementthecivilaviationtransportationcapacityinInnerMongolia,theautonomousregiongovernmentestablishedalocalairline-GenghisKhan Airlines.Inthenextstep,theywillfocusonpromotingcivilaviationsupportcapabilitiessuchascivilaviationmaintenanceandaviationmaterialssupply,aswellastheconstructionofcivilaviationindustrialsystemssuchasdomesticcivilaircraftdeliverycentersandflighttestcenters,tohelptheautonomousregionformanationalcivilaviationindustrysystemthatintegratescivilaviationdevelopmentandaviationindustry,andcreateastrategicfulcrumfornewqualityproductivity.

    Jul 11,2024
  • AC332 Helicopter has Commenced its High-Altitude Test Flights

    OnJune30th,the"LuckyBird"AC332helicoptertookofffromtheYuezhaoAirportinLiupanshui,completingtwotestflighttasksofflightinspectionandstaticpressurecalibration.Thismarkedtheofficialstartofthehigh-altitudetestflightsfortheAC332helicopter. Duringthehigh-altitudetestflights,theAC332helicopterwillcompletevarioussubjectsincludinghoverperformance(tetheredflightmethod),dynamicandstaticpressurecalibration,criticalengineperformance,climbperformance,andlevelflightperformance.ThetestflightswillbeconductedinparallelwiththeCivilAviationAdministrationofChina.Thedataaccumulatedfromthesehigh-altitudetestflights,conductedatanaltitudeofaround2,000meters,willlaythefoundationforsubsequenthigh-altitudeandplateautestflightsfortheAC332helicopter. TheAC332helicopteradoptsasinglemainrotor,ahigh-mountedfenestrontailrotor,skidlandinggear,andaclamshell-styleaftcabindoorlayout.Itcancarryupto10passengers,withamaximumtakeoffweightof3,850kilograms,amaximumcruisespeedof260kilometersperhour,andamaximumrangeof693kilometers. TheAC332helicopteriscapableofflyingatanaltitudeof6,000metersinanenvironmentwithanelevationof4,500meters.Itfullymeetstheoperationalrequirementsoftransportation,searchandrescue,medicalevacuation,andothermissionsinhigh-altituderegions.Itisexpectedtoobtainitstypecertificatein2025.

    Jul 11,2024
  • Central Asia and China to cooperate in civil aviation

    DuringthevisitofPresidentShavkatMirziyoyevtothePeople’sRepublicofChinainJanuarythisyear,theMinistryofTransportoftheRepublicofUzbekistanandtheCivilAviationAdministrationofChinasignedanagreementonthejointcreationoftheAirSilkRoad,UzAreports.  AccordingtotheMinistry,theChina-CentralAsia(C5+1)ConferencewasheldinXi'anaspartofimplementingthetasksspecifiedinthisdocument. TheeventwasattendedbyrepresentativesoftheaviationdepartmentsandenterprisesofKazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Turkmenistan,Tajikistan,theCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,thecivilaviationaircraftmanufacturerCOMAC,severalairlines,andspecialistsfromgovernmentorganizationsmanagingChineseairports.UzbekistanwasrepresentedbytheleadershipandstaffoftheAirTransportDepartmentoftheMinistryofTransportandtheCivilAviationAgency. TheUzbekistandelegationprovidedinformationonthereformsbeingimplementedincivilaviationinUzbekistanandlong-termplanstoimproverelationswithChinaandneighboringcountries. Theconference’sprimarypurposeiseconomiccooperation,liberalizationoftheairtransportationmarket,furtherdevelopmentoftradeandeconomythroughairtravel,accelerationofpassengerandcargotransportationturnover,andcreationofaunifiedairtransportationsystem.

    Jun 28,2024
  • China’s C919 jet noses closer to European certification as regulators plan visit

    AdelegationoftechniciansandofficialsfromtheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)willvisitChinanextmonthtoconductfieldtestsasapreliminarysteptowardsthestartoftheEuropeancertificationprocessfortheCOMACC919aircraft,amodelwithwhichthecountryaimstocompeteagainsttheA320andB737families. AccordingtotheSouthChinaMorningPost,citingsourcesclosetothematter,thedelegationwillparticipateinsimulationflights,meetwiththeCOMACdesignteam,andwiththeircounterpartsfromtheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC). ThiswillincludeavisittotheC919assemblylineandadetailedexaminationoftheaircraftwiththeintentionofperformingthefirstcertificationflightinearly2025,althoughthedateisnotyetfullyconfirmed,theChinesemediareports,addingthatinrecentmonthsseveralhigh-profilemeetingshavetakenplacebetweenChineseandEuropeanregulators. TheChinesegovernmenthopesthatEuropeancertificationwillopennewmarketsfortheC919,amodelthathasaccumulatedmorethan1,000orders,thevastmajorityfromlocalairlines.

    Jun 28,2024
  • Hexagon and partners form Rotor Dynamics Consortium

    Hexagon’sManufacturingIntelligencedivisionandBoeingannouncetheformationoftheRotorDynamicsConsortium(RDC)incollaborationwithsomeofthebiggestnamesintheaircraftandaerospaceengineindustries.   TheRDCwilldefine,drive,andstandardiserotordynamicsmodellingandsimulationrequirements,withthegoalofenablingairframersandaerospaceenginemanufacturerstosafelyovercometheengineeringchallengesofnewmoresustainableandefficientpropulsionsystems.   Theconsortiumwillbuildonfiniteelementmethodsthataredeeplyembeddedthroughoutdesign,validationandsafetycertificationworkflowstoapplynext-generationmultiphysicssimulations.TheRDCwillmeettodiscussandformulatestrategiesonhowbesttoapplyMSCNastran,whichisconsideredthemostaccuratedigitalalternativetoexpensivephysicaltesting,toovercometheuniquechallengesofenginerotordynamicsandtheirdownstreameffectsonairframesafetyunderdifferentflightconditions.   Asrotordynamicscontinuestoevolve,achievingimprovedfuelefficienciesusingtheopenrotorconceptpresentsaerospaceenginemanufacturerswithnumerouschallengesincludingvibrationcontrol,bearingdesign,andsystemstability.Thephenomenonofwindmilling,particularlypostfanbladeout(FBO),posessignificantchallengesforenginedesignandtherelatedaircraftsafetycertification.AtthefirstRDCmeetingonJune28th2024,memberswillpresentanddiscussnewsimulationsolutionstohelptheindustrymeetregulatorycomplianceanddevelopanindustrystandardthatappliesthefirstofseveralplannedenhancementstorotordynamicssolutionsequenceSOL128NonlinearHarmonicsreleasedinMSCNastranMay2024toimprovewindmillinganalysisrobustnessandperformance.   CommentingonthelaunchoftheRDC,SubhamSett,HeadofMultiphysicssimulationatHexagonsaid:“Theindustryneedssimulationtechnologiesthatenablerapidinnovationandconfidencethatengineeringdecisionsarecorrect.ThelaunchoftheRDCmarksasignificantstepbyleadingaerospacemanufacturerstopioneernewsimulationmethodologiesthatshortendevelopmentcyclesandfacilitatethedeliveryofmoreefficientpropulsionsystems.   “MSCNastranplaysapivotalroleinstructuralvalidation,andwearecommittedtoinvestingininnovativetechnologiestosupporttheconsortium'sroadmap.Whilstdrivenbyaeroenginerequirements,expectthetechnologyadvanceswillalsohelpunderpinprogressinautomotiveandenergyturbomachineryapplications.”   MemberswillpresentonthetopicsofRotordynamicsMethodsandModellingandNon-linearRotordynamicsduringtheASMETurboExpo2024inLondon,followingwiththeRDCConsortiumKickoffmeetingwillbeheldonFridayJune28th,2024attheconclusionoftheevent.Thisinauguralmeetingwillbringtogetheraircraftindustryexpertsandstakeholdersinthefieldofrotordynamicsmodellingandsimulation,fosteringcollaborationandadvancingresearchanddevelopment.ConfirmedparticipantsincludeTheBoeingCompany,GeneralElectric,SafranAircraftEngines,Pratt&Whitney,RollsRoyce,Honeywell,MTUAeroandITPAero.    Inthecontextofchallengesandopportunities, 12thAnnualChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2024 willfocusoncutting-edgetechnologytopicssuchashelicopterenginecertified asmentionedinthisnews,andalsoaeroenginedesignanddevelopment,industrialpoliciesandmarkettrends,aviationnewtechnologiesandnewmaterials,advancedtestandtesting,metrologytechnology,simulation,partsprocessingtechnology,enginemaintenance. Atthesametime,itwillalsoechothegeneraltrendoflow-altitudeeconomyandjointlyexplorenewformatsofaeroengines.Meanwhile,theconferencewillinviteguestsfromtheBureau,OEM,industryleadingresearchunits,seniorscientificresearchinstitutes,excellentpartssupplyenterprisestoparticipateintheforum,whichisexpectedtohaveascaleofmorethan300people,tointegrateaviation'shugeandsophisticatedsupplychain,strengthentheinteractionofallpartiesintheindustry,increasecooperationopportunities,andjointlypromoteaviationtechnologyinnovation,efficientandsustainabledevelopment.

    Jun 28,2024
  • Shanghai accelerates green aviation fuel development

    AirtransportsupportservicescompanyShanghaiAirport(Group)CoLtd–whichoperatesPudongandHongqiaointernationalairportsinEastChina'sShanghai–recentlysignedcooperationagreementswitharaftoforganizationstoacceleratethedevelopmentofnewenergyindustriesandbuildagreenaviationfuelsupplychain. ThefocusisonpromotingtheapplicationofSustainableAviationFuel,orSAF,inthecivilaviationsector. SAF–primarilyproducedfromwasteoils,agriculturalandforestryresiduesandurbanwaste–canreducecarbonemissionsbyupto85percentcomparedwithtraditionalfossilfuelsthroughoutitslifecycle.  ShanghaiAirport(Group)CohasbeencollaboratingwithChinaEasternAirlinesandChinaAviationOil(Singapore)CorporationLtdtoresearchpolicies,businessprocessesandcustomerdemandsrelatedtoSAF. ThegroupplanstoseekpolicysupportforSAFsales,storage,refuelingandbondedoperations,whileimprovinginfrastructureandindustrycertificationsforSAFrefuelingatairports. Thecompanyhasalsobeenactivelypursuinggreendevelopmentstrategies,establishingtop-leveldesigndocumentsandacceleratingkeyprojectimplementation. Recentachievementsincludebuildinganenergyandcarbonmanagementplatform,expandingtheuseofnewenergyequipmentandvehiclesanddevelopinghydrogenenergydemonstrationprojects. In2023,bothShanghaiPudongandHongqiaoairportswereawardedthehighestthree-star"DualCarbonAirport"rating. Underthisbackground, the12th SmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheld on July 4th-5th,2024 inShanghai.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,AirportDigitalTransformation,DataSecurityandManagement,SmartApron,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 28,2024
  • EHang Conducts More Passenger Flight Demonstrations in China

    WenchengCountyTransportationDevelopmentGroupinChina’sZhejiangprovincehastakendeliveryof27oftheinitialbatchof30EH216-SeVTOLaircraftitisbuyingfromEHang.Thisweek,theChinesemanufacturerreportedthatitconductedthefirstpassenger-carryingflightwithitslatestcustomertomarkthelaunchofanewtourisminitiativebasedneartheportcityofWenzhouontheEastChinaSeacoast. LikemanyofEHang’seVTOLdemonstrationsatvariouslocationsacrossChina,theflightwasconductedunderatemporarylicensegrantedbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC),whichhasnotyetissuedoperatingcertificatesforthenewmodeoftransportation.EHangsaiditisworkingwiththeagencytodevelopoperatingstandardsforthetwo-seat,fullyautonomousEH216-S.OncetheCAACreleasestherequirements,operatorswillbeabletoapplyforthecertificatestopermitcommercialoperations. AswiththeearlierflightsincitiessuchasShenzhen,thoseconductedinWenchenglastweekdidnotinvolveticketsalesandthereforewerenotcommercialoperations.Thecompanysaidaninvitedaudiencewasabletoseehowaerialsightseeingoperationswillbeconductedusingvertiportsandotherurbanairmobilityinfrastructure. Duringtheevent,multiplepassengersweretakenonlow-altituderidesovertheTiandingandFeiyunlakes,aswellastheBaizhangjiWaterfall.EHangandWenchengCountyTransportationDevelopmentGrouphavedevelopedanoperatingbasefortheeVTOLservicesataresortcomplex.EHangsaidithasreceivedfullpaymentforthefirst30EH216-Svehiclesfromthelocalgovernment-backedcompany. Basedonthisbackground,3rdNewEnergyAviationInternationalForum2024isscheduledtobeheldinBeijing,ChinaonSeptember26th-27th,2024.Atthattime,itisexpectedtohavemorethan250fromdomesticandforeignindustryleadersandexpertswilljointheforum.Takingtheopportunityoftechnologicalinnovationcausedbynewenergyaviationandlowaltitudeeconomytoovercomethekeytechnologyofgreenlow-carbonaviationfortheelectricaircraftindustry,seizingthefutureaviationindustrymarketandtechnologycommandingheights,realizinggreenlow-carbonaviationtransformation,providingfeasiblesolutions.

    Jun 28,2024
  • China Awards Certification for Country's First Light Sport Helicopter, the ZH281A

    ShanxiZhehangHelicopterIndustryCo.,Ltd.hasobtainedtheAirworthinessCertificatefromtheCivilAviationAdministrationofChinafortheZH281Alightsporthelicopter,alsoknownasthe"Sunbird."TheTaiyuanMunicipalGovernmentInformationOfficemadetheannouncementviastatemedia. BasedintheTaiyuanZhongbeiHigh-techIndustrialDevelopmentZoneinShanxiProvince,ZhehangHelicopteristhefirstprivatecompanyinChinatoreceivecertificationforalighthelicopter. TheZH281Aistheresultof18monthsofworkbythecompany.ItobtainedboththeTypeCertificate(TC)andProductionCertificate(PC)fromChina’sregulatorsinDecember2023,makingitthefirstcompanyinChinatoobtainbothcertificationssimultaneously.Theaccomplishmentallowsfordomesticsales. Followingthecertificationannouncement,theJiancaopingDistrictofTaiyuanCityandtheTaiyuanZhongbeiHigh-techZone,referredtoas"thetwodistricts,"signedseparatecontracts. TheJiancaopingDistrictpartneredwithHeilongjiangPaletAviationIntelligentEquipmentCo.,Ltd.,forahelicopterpartsprocessingandproductionproject. TheTaiyuanZhongbeiHigh-techZonewillcollaboratewithChangzhouHuachaungAviationTechnologyCo.,Ltd.,forajointbaseprojectfocusedongearboxproductionandinspection. Moreover,bothdistricts,alongwithShanxiZhehangHelicopter,inkedanagreementwith ULPowerAeroEngines(Belgium) forajointprojecttoestablishaproductionandafter-salesmaintenancecenterfor4-cylinderaircraftengines. TheOEMalsosealeddealswith OpenText(Canada) andShanxiGangkeCarbonMaterialsCo.,Ltd.fordroneprojectsandcarbonfibermaterialprojects,respectively. DingWenqiang,ChiefTechnologyExpertofAVIC,ChenMinghua,generalmanagerofOpenTextGreaterChinainCanada,andPatrickDenorme,presidentofULpowerAeroEnginesinBelgium,madespeechesattheairworthinessevent.

    Jun 14,2024
  • China's C919 aircraft to inaugurate new route on Friday

    ChinaEasternAirlines (CEA)announcedthatFridaywouldmarktheinaugurationofthefourthcommercialscheduledrouteforitsC919aircraft,connectingShanghaiandGuangzhou. CommencingonFriday,flightMU5309issettoembarkfromShanghaiHongqiaoInternationalAirportat9:30 a.m.,withaprojectedarrivalatGuangzhouBaiyunInternationalAirportat11:55 a.m.Subsequently,thereturnjourney,flightMU5316,isslatedtodepartGuangzhouat1:30 p.m.,aimingtotouchdowninShanghaiby4:00 p.m. Atpresent,CEAisthesolecarrieroperatingthedomesticallymanufacturedlargeaircraftC919,withitsfleetnowcomprising6units.Notably,theairline'sflightcapacityontheShanghai-Guangzhouroutehassurgedto36dailyflights,showingrobustconnectivitybetweenthetwomajorcities. The sixthC919jetliner joinedtheCEAfleetlastmonth,indicatingtheaccelerationofcommercialoperationofChina'shomegrownlargepassengeraircraft.Thiscameoneyearafterthe firstC919commercialflight wasmade.Withitsself-developedtrunkjetliner,ChinaaimstosecureashareoftheglobalcivilaviationmarketcurrentlydominatedbyBoeingandAirbus. Overthepastyearofcommercialoperation,theC919aircrafthasbeenoperatingonthreeroutesfromShanghai:fromHongqiaoInternationalAirporttoChengduTianfuInternationalAirportinSichuanProvince,fromHongqiaotoBeijingDaxingInternationalAirportandfromHongqiaotoXi'anXianyangInternationalAirportinShaanxiProvince.

    Jun 14,2024
  • Homegrown Chinese ARJ21 jetliner launches first air route to Central Asia

    China'shomegrownregionaljetliner,theARJ21,launcheditsfirstairroutetoCentralAsiaonFriday,accordingtoCommercialAircraftCorporationofChina,Ltd.(COMAC),itsdeveloper. TheaircraftwasoperatedbyChengduAirlines.IttookofffromKashgarPrefectureinnorthwestChina'sXinjiangUygurAutonomousRegionat10:38a.m.onFridayandarrivedinKhujandinTajikistanmorethantwohourslater,COMACsaid. TheopeningoftheairroutewillfurtherpromoteexchangesbetweenKashgarandKhujandinfieldsincludingeconomy,cultureandtourism,contributingtothedevelopmentofthe"AirSilkRoad,"accordingtoCOMAC. AsapioneerofChinesecommercialairplanes,theARJ21wasputintocommercialservicebyChengduAirlinesinJune2016. 

    Jun 14,2024
  • China's C919 and ARJ21 jets complete first sustainable aviation fuel flights

    CommercialAircraftCorporationofChina(COMAC)saidonWednesdaythatanARJ21regionaljetandaC919largepassengeraircraftcompletedtheirfirstdemonstrationflightsusingsustainableaviationfuel(SAF). Theflights,departingfromShanghaiPudongAirportandDongyingAirportinShandongrespectively,lastedoveranhour,showcasingtheexcellentflightperformancewhenfueledwithSAF. TheSAFusedwasproducedusingabio-jetfuelproductiontechnologyindependentlydevelopedbySinopec.TherawmaterialforthisSAFcompriseswasteoilfromrestaurantleftovers,commonlyknownas"gutteroil." Afterbeingcollectedandprocessed,thiswasteoilisconvertedintobio-jetfuelatSinopec'sZhenhaiRefining&ChemicalCompany,whichhousesthecountry'sfirstindustrialfacilityforproducingbio-jetfuel. Thisfuelisblendedwiththemostwidelyusedaviationkerosene(JetA-1fuel)atavolumetricratioof40percent.Allphysicalpropertiesoftheblendedfuelareconsistentwiththoseoftraditionalpetroleum-basedfuels,meetingbothnationalstandardsandindustryrequirements. Comparedtotraditionalaviationfuels,SAFcanreducecarbonemissionsbyupto80percentoveritsentirelifecycle.TheuseofSAFisacrucialmeasureforthecivilaviationindustrytoaddressglobalclimatechangeandreducecarbonemissions. Currently,majorinternationalaircraftmanufacturers,globalairlines,andtechcompaniesareactivelyresearchingthepracticalapplicationofSAF.InChina,morethantenenterprisesandresearchinstitutionsareengagedinthedevelopmentandproductionofSAF,withseveralairlineshavingconductedcommercialtestflightsusingdomesticallyproducedSAF. Basedonthisbackground,3rdNewEnergyAviationInternationalForum2024isscheduledtobeheldinBeijing,ChinaonSeptember26th-27th,2024.Atthattime,itisexpectedtohavemorethan250fromdomesticandforeignindustryleadersandexpertswilljointheforum.Takingtheopportunityoftechnologicalinnovationcausedbynewenergyaviationandlowaltitudeeconomytoovercomethekeytechnologyofgreenlow-carbonaviationfortheelectricaircraftindustry,seizingthefutureaviationindustrymarketandtechnologycommandingheights,realizinggreenlow-carbonaviationtransformation,providingfeasiblesolutions.

    Jun 14,2024
  • Diamond Aero Engine Escorts China’s HH-100 Undertakes First Flight

    China’sHH-100unmannedtransportaircraftflewitsmaidenflightonJun.12.2024inthecountry’snorthwesternShaanxiProvince.DevelopedbyX’ianCommercialAircraftCo.,apartofAVIC(AviationIndustryCorporationofChina),theUAVhasbeendescribedasa“demonstrator”versionoftheaircraft,suggestingfuturedevelopmentandserialproduction,basedonthetestresultsanduserrequirements. LeadingChinesemilitaryaviationresearcherAndreasRupprechtpostedpicturesonX,ofthedroneoperatingfromtherunway.AccordingtoXinhua,the“commercialunmannedtransportationsystem’ssuccessfulmaidenflight”tookplaceatageneralaviationairport.Thetwin-engine,high-wing,high-tailboomconfigurationUAVhasalargebulbousmiddlesectionfuselage,presumablytoaccommodatecargo,withthespaceaffordedbytheabsenceofamannedcrew. HH-100isequippedwithtwoAEC2.0Lheavyoilaviationpistonengines,asinglepowerof123.5kilowatts,withhighreliability,goodeconomy,strongpowerandotheradvantages,toensuresafetywhileprovidinggoodflightperformanceforthewholemachine.TheenginehasobtainedtcandpccertificatesissuedbytheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina,providingimportantsupportforthefutureairworthinessofhh-100aircraft. Duringthefirstflight,theDiamondAviationtechnicalteamheldarigorousandresponsibleattitudeandworkedcloselywiththetestflightteamtoactivelyhelpthesuccessfulcompletionoftheevent. ThesuccessofthefirstflightnotonlyreflectstheoutstandingstrengthofX X’ianCommercialAircraftCo.,intechnologicalresearchanddevelopmentandinnovationcapabilities,butalsodemonstratesthefirmpaceofindependentdevelopmentofChina'saviationindustryinthefieldofunmannedaerialvehicles.WiththeHH-100commercialaviationunmannedtransportaircraftofficiallyenteredthescientifictestflightstage,DiamondAeroEnginewillcontinuetoprovidesafeandreliableflightpowerfortheaircraft,andprovidestrongtechnicalsupportforthefurtherdevelopmentofthelow-altitudeeconomicmarket. Inthecontextofchallengesandopportunities, 12thAnnualChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2024 willfocusoncutting-edgetechnologytopicssuchashelicopterenginecertified asmentionedinthisnews,andalsoaeroenginedesignanddevelopment,industrialpoliciesandmarkettrends,aviationnewtechnologiesandnewmaterials,advancedtestandtesting,metrologytechnology,simulation,partsprocessingtechnology,enginemaintenance. Atthesametime,itwillalsoechothegeneraltrendoflow-altitudeeconomyandjointlyexplorenewformatsofaeroengines.Meanwhile,theconferencewillinviteguestsfromtheBureau,OEM,industryleadingresearchunits,seniorscientificresearchinstitutes,excellentpartssupplyenterprisestoparticipateintheforum,whichisexpectedtohaveascaleofmorethan300people,tointegrateaviation'shugeandsophisticatedsupplychain,strengthentheinteractionofallpartiesintheindustry,increasecooperationopportunities,andjointlypromoteaviationtechnologyinnovation,efficientandsustainabledevelopment.

    Jun 14,2024
  • Haikou Meilan Airport Signs Passenger Aviation Market Cooperation Agreements with Several Airlines

    Inordertopromotethehigh-qualitydevelopmentofHainan'scivilaviation,onJune12,HaikouMeilanInternationalAirport(hereinafterreferredtoas"MeilanAirport")heldaseminaronthedevelopmentoftheaviationmarketandacentralizedsigningceremonyforaviationmarketcooperationagreements.Bytakingmeasuressuchaspreferentialorexemptionsforpassengerservicefees,landingandtake-offfees,parkingfees,etc.,HaikouMeilanInternationalAirportactivelypromotesin-depthcooperationwithkeyairlinecompanies,andfurtherreleasesthepotentialofHaikou'saviationmarket.   Onthesceneoftheevent,MeilanAirportandHainanAirlines,ChinaSouthernAirlinesCompanyLimited,AirChina,ChinaEasternAirlines,BeijingCapitalAirlines,TianjinAirlines,ShenzhenAirlines,SichuanAirlinesandotherairlinessignedthecooperationagreementonthepassengeraviationmarket,furtheraggregatingtheirrespectiveadvantageousresources,weavingadensenetworkofroutesinHainanFTZ,andaddingimpetusforthedevelopmentofcivilaviationtransportationinHainan.   Accordingtostatistics,asofJune10,2024,MeilanAirporthasatotalof47airlinesflyinginandoutofHaikou,atotalof232routes,ofwhich195domesticroutes,internationalandregionalpassengerroutes32,internationalandregionalcargoroutes5;throughatotalof137cities,ofwhich111domesticcities,internationalandregionalpassengerroutestothecityof20,internationalandregionalcargoroutestothecityof6.Thereare137citiesintotal,including111domesticcities,20internationalandregionalpassengercities,and6internationalandregionalcargocities. Underthisbackground, the12th SmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheld on July 4th-5th,2024 inShanghai.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,AirportDigitalTransformation,DataSecurityandManagement,SmartApron,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement. Register yourinterestorgetintouchwith marketing@galleon.cc formoredetails.

    Jun 14,2024
  • China-made COMAC C919 jet to make first commercial flight outside the mainland

    China’sC919jetissettomakeitsfirstcommercialflightoutsidemainlandChinaonSaturday-albeittotheChineseterritoryofHongKong-justoverayearaftertheplaneentereddomesticservicewithstate-ownedcarrierChinaEastern. ChineseplanemakerCOMACistryingtoquicklybreakintoapassengerjetmarketdominatedbyWesternmanufacturersAirbusandBoeingthathasbeenstrainedbyaircraftshortagesandaBoeingsafetycrisis. ChinaEasterncharterflightMU7191isscheduledtodepartShanghaiHongqiaoInternationalAirportonSaturdaymorningforHongKong,andtoreturnintheafternoon,FlightRadar24datashows. Theplanewillcarryaround100studentsfromHongKong,ChinaEasternandCOMACsaidonsocialmedia.COMACinDecemberflewademonstrationC919toHongKong,whichhasitsownbordercontrolsandaseparateaviationregulatorfromthemainland. NofurtherC919flightstoHongKongappearinavailableflightschedules. Onlysixsingle-aisleC919sareinservicewithChinaEasternonthreemainlandroutes,butCOMACthisyearhasincreasedsalesandproductionplansandhasbeenmarketingittoothercountries,includinggrowingaviationmarketSaudiArabia. IndustrysourcescautionthatCOMACisalongwayfrommakinginroadsinternationally,especiallywithoutbenchmarkcertificationsfromtheUnitedStatesorEuropeanUnion,ormoreefficientplanes. GuXin,directoroftheShanghaiAirworthinessCertificationCenter,whichispartofChina’saviationregulator,toldreportersinShanghaithismonthithopestogaincertificationfromEurope’saviationregulatornextyear. TheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)hassaidtheprocesswilltakewhatevertimeisneeded. COMACsaysabout1,000C919shavebeenordered,nearlyallfromChineseairlinesandlessors.Thebigthreestate-ownedcarriersChinaEastern,AirChinaandChinaSouthernhaveeachordered100oftheplanes. TheC919competesagainsttheBoeing737MAXandAirbusA320neojetfamilies. Shanghai-basedChinaEasternhastrainedaround60pilots,170flightattendants,and60C919maintenancepersonnel,itsaidonChinesesocialmedia.

    May 31,2024
  • China planemaker COMAC eyes Saudi Arabia for global expansion

    ChineseplanemakerCOMACiseyeingSaudiArabiaasalaunchpadforitsinternationalambitions,asthestate-ownedcompanystepsupeffortstoselloverseasandbreakintoapassengerjetmarketdominatedbyWesternmanufacturers. ChairmanDongfengHevisitedSaudiArabiaforthefirsttimethisweek,havingwelcomedaSaudidelegationtothecompany'sShanghaifacilitiesinFebruary,amidwarmingtiesbetweenthetwomajoreconomies. "COMACenvisionsenhancingglobalconnectivityanddiversitybycontributingtoSaudiArabia'saviationtransportationdevelopment,"HetoldanaviationconferenceinRiyadhonTuesday. Aviationindustrysources,however,cautionthatCOMACisalongwayfrommakinginroadsinternationally,especiallywithoutbenchmarkcertificationsfromtheUnitedStatesorEuropeanUnion,ormoreefficientplanes. COMAC'splanesflyalmostexclusivelywithinChinaandwithoneIndonesianairline,andthecompany,foundedin2008,islookingforinternationalcustomers. ItrecentlyshowcaseditsplanesaroundSoutheastAsia,andispursuingcertificationwithEurope'saviationregulatorforitsC919narrow-bodyjet. DuringHe'svisit,SaudiaGroup,ownerofSaudiaairlineandbudgetcarrierflyadeal,saiditinvitedCOMACtosetupanassemblylineinJeddah,confirmingtoReutersareportinTheNationalnewspaperbasedintheUnitedArabEmirates. SaudiaisalsotalkingtoCOMACtobetterunderstandtheC919jet,butnodecisionshavebeenmade,thereportsaid. SaudiArabiaisthrowingbillionsofdollarsatitsVision2030plantodiversifyitseconomyawayfromfossilfuelsanddevelopavibrantprivatesector. Theplanincludesamassiveexpansioninaviation,withnewairlines,jetordersandplansforahugeinternationalairportasittakesonitsregionalrivalandcurrentGulftravelhub,theUAE. COMAC'sHesaiditstwooperationalplanes,theC919andARJ21regionaljet,couldserveSaudi'sgrowingdomesticandregionalflightmarket. "COMACplanstoenhanceconnectivitywithina2,000-kmradius,spanningtheArabianPeninsula,theMiddleEast,Turkey,NorthAfricaandbeyond,"Hesaid.Thisdistanceisequivalentto1,200miles. COMACalsohasambitionstolaunchalong-haulwide-bodyplane,theC929,whichHesaidcouldserveSaudiArabia'splansforaninternationalhub.Buttheprogrammehassuffereddelaysandthecrafthasnotyettakentothesky. TheSaudifinanceministerwasinChinathisweekandadelegationincludingthekingdom'sinvestmentministerwillalsotravelthisweek. SeekingtotakeontheduopolyofWesternplanemakersBoeing(BA.N),opensnewtabandAirbus(AIR.PA),opensnewtab,COMAC'sARJ21regionaljetenteredservicein2016andfliesinChinaandwithIndonesiancarrierTransNusa.TheC919single-aislebeganflyingpassengersinMay2023andissofaronlycertifiedwithinChina.

    May 31,2024
  • Safran's Aneto-1K helicopter engine certified in China

    SafranHelicopterEngineshasreceivedcertificationforitsAneto-1KfromtheCivilAviationAdministrationofChina(CAAC).ThiscrucialmilestonepavesthewayfortheLeonardoAW189K'sintroductionintotheChinesecivilmarket.Thisvalidationoftypecertificate(VTC)byChinasucceedstheearliertypecertificate(TC)bytheEuropeanUnionAviationSafetyAgency(EASA)in2019. "HavingreceivedcertificationacrossEuropeandBrazil,theAneto-1KhasnowobtainedcertificationinChina,apivotaldevelopmentintheworldwiderolloutoftheAW189K.Equippedwithourcutting-edgeengine,theAW189Kisparticularlywell-suitedforthemostdemandinghelicoptertransportmissions,inthemostdifficultconditions.”,saidValentinSafir,SafranHelicopterEnginesExecutiveVice-President,Programs. The2,500-shpAneto-1KisthefirstmodelintheAnetoenginefamily,coveringapowerrangefrom2,500to3,000shpanddesignedforsuper-mediumandheavyhelicopters. Anetoenginesare25%morepowerfulandmoreresponsivethanexistingenginesofthesamesize.Thisadditionalpowermargincontributestoincreasehelicoptercapabilitiesduringmissions,suchasoffshore,transport,searchandrescueandfire-fighting.Thistranslatesinparticularintoincreasedpayloadduringflightsin“hotandhigh”conditions. Inthecontextofchallengesandopportunities,12thAnnualChinaAerospacePropulsionTechnologyForum2024willfocusoncutting-edgetechnologytopicssuchashelicopterenginecertifiedasmentionedinthisnews,andalsoaeroenginedesignanddevelopment,industrialpoliciesandmarkettrends,aviationnewtechnologiesandnewmaterials,advancedtestandtesting,metrologytechnology,simulation,partsprocessingtechnology,enginemaintenance. Atthesametime,itwillalsoechothegeneraltrendoflow-altitudeeconomyandjointlyexplorenewformatsofaeroengines.Meanwhile,theconferencewillinviteguestsfromtheBureau,OEM,industryleadingresearchunits,seniorscientificresearchinstitutes,excellentpartssupplyenterprisestoparticipateintheforum,whichisexpectedtohaveascaleofmorethan300people,tointegrateaviation'shugeandsophisticatedsupplychain,strengthentheinteractionofallpartiesintheindustry,increasecooperationopportunities,andjointlypromoteaviationtechnologyinnovation,efficientandsustainabledevelopment.

    Jun 3,2024
  • China delivers 1st self-developed new energy light sport aircraft

    Chinadelivereditsfirstdomesticallydevelopednewenergylightsportaircraft,theRX1E-A,toageneralaviationairportineastChina'sAnhuiProvinceonMay18,2024. Poweredbylithiumbatteryandmadeofcarbonfibercompositematerial,theaircraftistheworld'sfirsttwo-seatelectriclightsportaircraftwithadesigncertificateandmassproductionlicense.TheCivilAviationAssociationofChina(CAAC)issuedtheTypeCertificatetothemodelin2018andtheProductionCertificatein2019.Theaircraftisalsotheworld'sfirsttogainanairworthinesscertificateundertheAmericanSocietyforTestingandMaterialsstandards. "Electriclightsportaircrafthaveawiderangeofapplications,"ZhangFeng,thepresidentoftheAircraftOwnersandPilotsAssociation(AOPA)ofChina,toldCGTN. "Theycanbeusedforpilottraining,aerialsightseeing,short-distancecommuting,andaerobaticperformances,"Zhangadded. ProducedbyRhyxeonGeneralAircraft,theaircrafthasamaximumtakeoffweightof630kilogramsandcanbeoperatedinairforupto2.5hourswitharangeof240kilometers.  AsofMarch2024,thecompanyhasalreadysecured22ordersandover400lettersofintentfororders. GeneralaviationinChina TheChinesegovernmenthaslistedthelow-altitudeeconomyinitsworkreportfor2024,givingwingstobusinessesinvolvedinthissector,whichisexpectedtobecomeanewengineforeconomicgrowth. Majorlow-altitudehardwareinthesectorofgeneralaviationincludessmallfixed-wingplanes,helicoptersanddrones.ThesizeofChina'slow-altitudeeconomyasoftheendoflastyearwasestimatedatmorethan500billionyuan($70billion),andisexpectedtoreach2trillionyuanby2030,accordingtoCAAC. "Drivenbynationalpoliciesandtechnologicaladvancement,China'slow-altitudeeconomyisdevelopingrapidly,"saidZhang."Fromgroundtospace,itisexpandingeconomicopportunitiestothreedimensions,openingupinfiniteimagination."  "Ibelievethatinthecomingyears,thelow-altitudeeconomywillbringaboutunimaginablechangestotheentiresociety,justaswecouldnothaveimaginedtheconvenienceofmobilepaymentsoveradecadeago,"hesaid.

    May 30,2024
  • Airfi Announces the Creation of Airfi China

    AirFiisexcitedtoannounceitslatestbrandpartner,UnitedEnterprise(UE).Thetie-upbetweenAirFiandUE,basedatBaiyunInternationalAirportinGuangzhou,China,isthelastchapterinAirFi’smissionofbecomingatrulyglobalplayer. UnitedEnterpriserepresents,distributes,andservicesawiderangeofleadingproductsandservicesformajorbrandsintheaviationindustry,andwillnowdothesameforAirFi’sportfolio,includingitsAirFiboxIFEstreamingsolution,ConnectedCrewmPOSsolutions,andaward-winningAirFiLEOconnectivitysolution. Lastyear,BoeingpredictedthatChinawouldaccountfor20%oftheglobaldemandfornewaircraftbetweennowand2042.Furthermore,AirbusforecaststhatChinawillovertakeEuropeandNorthAmericatobecomethetopglobalmarketforaviationservices,worthUS$54.1billion,acrossthesameperiod.TherehasneverbeenabettertimetobringAirFi’sproductsandservicestotheChineseaviationmarketthroughatrustedandwell-respectedlocalpartner. “Notwoglobalregionsarealike.ThisiswhytheAirFigrowthstrategyhasalwaysincludedbrandedpartnerswhounderstandthenuancesofdoingbusinessintheirhomemarkets,”commentedJobHeimerikx,AirFiCEO. “Bycombiningourstrengthswiththestrengthofourlocalpartners,wecanoperatewithmaximumefficiencyandsupportairlineseverywheretoimprovepassengerexperiences,boostinflightsalesrevenues,andstreamlinecrewoperations.UnitedEnterpriseisaverywell-establishedplayerinChinawithavastnetworkofcustomersandbroadexperienceinaircraftOEMprojects,aftermarketsalesanddistribution,MROandmore.WelookforwardtogrowingAirFi’spresenceintheChinesemarkettogether. AngiePeng,businessdevelopmentmanageratUnitedEnterprisesaid:“AirFiisthegloballeaderinportablewirelessIFEsolutions,onboardretailtechnologyandlow-bandwidthaircraftconnectivityandweseeagreatneedforsuchinnovationintheChineseaviationsector.ItisexpectedthatthemarketresponsetoAirFiChinawillbestrong,andweareexcitedaboutshortandlong-termopportunitiesformutualdevelopment.WehavealreadybegunmarketingAirFisolutionsintheregionwithpositiveresponses.” Withdeeplocalexpertiseandglobalexperience,AirFiChinahasexcitingplanstoadaptandevolvetheAirFiproductportfoliotobettersuittheuniquecultureandbusinessarchitecturesofChina.Forexample,workisunderwaytointegratethebackbonetechnologyofAirFi’sin-seatorderingcapabilitywithAliPayandenablepaymentviaQRcodes,toreflectthemostpopularpaymentmethodsinthisregion. AirFiChinajoinsarosterofthrivingAirFibrandedpartnersaroundtheglobe,whichincludeAirFiAmerica,AirFiVietnam,AirFiIndonesiaandAirFiJapan. However,offeringfreeWi-Fiappearedtobenotan‘if’buta‘when’,aspeopleincreasinglyexpecttheabilitytostayconnectedatalltimes.Thatiswhythe6thAviationDigitalOperationCongresswilltakeplaceintheupcomingJune. FocusingonBeidou,satellitecommunication,ATGair-groundinterconnection,interconnectionequipmentmodificationschemeandinnovation,frontandrearcabincollaborativeapplication,airlinebusinessmodeltransformationandothertopics. Atthattime,theconferencewillinviteguestsfromCAAC,airlines,OEM,leadingresearchinstitutes,seniorscientificresearchinstitutesandsupplyenterprisestoparticipateintheforum,whichisexpectedtobemorethan200people.LookingforwardtoyourjoiningtopromotethedevelopmentofaviationInternetindustry.

    Jun 3,2024
  • Hangzhou Airport's new finger corridor is fully operational, and the rate of international flights to the bridge has increased significantly

    May16,2:00pm,fromOsaka,Japan,flightCA726arrivedinHangzhou,smoothlanding,slowlythroughthe“watergate”,slidingintothe431position.ThismarksthethirdfingercorridorofHangzhouXiaoshanInternationalAirportT4-Norththreefingercorridorofficiallyopened. Thereare8boardingbridgesinT4North3rdfingercorridor,3ofwhichhavebeenputintooperationinSeptember2023first.Theopeningoftheremainingfiveboardingbridgesandsupportingaprons,forthenewconstructionprojects,including430corridorbridgeseatsfortheFclassoflargeaircraft,canparktheworld'slargestwide-bodypassengeraircraftAirbusA380;428,429,431,432seatsfortheEclassoflargeaircraft,canparkBoeingB747,B777andAirbusA350andotherlargewide-bodypassengeraircraft. Underthisbackground,the12thSmartAirportDevelopmentInternationalForumwillbeheldonJuly4th-5th,2024inShanghai.TheforumwashostedbyShanghaiSocietyofAeronautics,supportedbyShanghaiAirportAuthority.TheforumwillmainlyfocusonIndustryNewPoliciesGuidance,AirportDigitalTransformation,DataSecurityandManagement,SmartApron,PassengerSatisfactionEnhancement. Registeryourinterestorgetintouchwithmarketing@galleon.ccformoredetails.

    Jun 3,2024
  • Henan Aims to Build up 'Air Silk Road'

    Henanaimstoacceleratethedevelopmentofitstransportationcapabilitiesandfurtherdevelopthe"airsilkroad"connectingitscapital,Zhengzhou,withcitiesinEuropeandSoutheastAsia,theprovince'stopleadershipsaidonThursday. WangKai,governorofHenan,saidZhengzhouairportranksamongthetop40airportsintheworldforcargofreight,andtheZhengzhouinternationallandportiscapableofhandling10,000China-Europefreighttrainsayear. InDecember,aplanecarrying146passengerslandedatLuxembourgAirportafteraflightfromZhengzhouXinzhengInternationalAirport,markingtheofficialopeningofthefirstdirectpassengerflightroutebetweenChinaandLuxembourg. ZhangMin,vice-governorofHenan,saidthe"airsilkroad"betweenZhengzhouandLuxembourgisanexampleofthecity'sadvancesinhigh-levelopening-up. TheZhengzhou-Luxembourgairfreightroute,whichopenedinJune2014,nowconnectswithservicestomorethan200citiesin24countriesintheAsia-Pacificregion,EuropeandtheAmericas,Zhangsaid. IthasfacilitatedthetransportofgoodssuchassalmonfromNorthernEurope,cherriesfromSouthAmerica,andthelatestfashionfromItaly,allowingthemtoreachcitiesacrossChinawithin12hoursofarrivalattheZhengzhouairport,shesaid. Meanwhile,productsmadeinHenansuchassmartphones,precisionmachineryandbeautyproductsusethe"airsilkroad"toreachglobalmarkets. "Henanisactivelydevelopingaviation-preferredindustrialclustersinsectorsincludingelectronics,biomedicineandmodernservices,fosteringrobustenergyforthedevelopmentofnewqualityproductiveforces,"Zhangsaid. WiththeefficientoperationoftheZhengzhou-Luxembourgtourismvisaplatformandthesmoothopeningofpassengerflightroutes,Henanisenjoyingmoreconvenientconnectivityandcloserexchangeswiththeworld. Almost200FortuneGlobal500companieshaveestablishedapresenceinHenan,andHenan-basedenterpriseshaveexpandedtoover100countriesandregionsworldwide,Zhangsaid. ALuxembourgCulturalRelicsExhibitionkickedoffrecentlyattheHenanMuseuminZhengzhou.Itwilldisplay210treasuresfromLuxembourguntilAugust. Nextmonth,thesecondAirSilkRoadforInternationalCooperationForumwillbeheldinLuxembourgtopromoteexchangesofgoods,peopleandideas,Zhangsaid. "ProjectsliketheconstructionofZhoukouPortandsixothermodernportsareunderwaytofacilitateinlandwaterwaytransportationtoreachthesea,"shesaid.

    May 14,2024
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