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March 26, 2012 - 11:23am
Curt Epstein

In anticipation of increased capacity needs, Hong Hong’s government has approved an expansion plan that will give Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) a third runway. Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) believes that construction will start within three years.

March 26, 2012 - 10:49am
Liz Moscrop

Cabin interiors specialist Flying Colours (Booth H410), during this week’s ABACE show, is seeking a local partner to help it establish a completions center in Asia to mirror its existing facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

March 26, 2012 - 9:45am
James Wynbrandt

Cessna Aircraft and the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (Avic), this morning, are expected to give more details of their plans to begin joint production of business jets in China. The two companies are holding a press conference here at the ABACE show in Shanghai, following last Friday’s signing of two strategic agreements in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

March 26, 2012 - 9:36am
Curt Epstein

Private aviation services provider Hong Kong Jet has achieved the international standard for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO) for its business jet charter operation.

March 26, 2012 - 8:38am
Ian Sheppard

Dassault plans to open a new service center for its Falcon business jets at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport in partnership with the host of this year’s ABACE event, Shanghai Hawker Pacific. The facility should be open by the end of June.

March 26, 2012 - 8:23am
Ian Sheppard

TAG Aviation has appointed Carlos Gomez as CEO of TAG Aviation Asia. Gomez has already moved to the company’s Hong Kong base from his previous position as general manager of TAG Aviation España.

March 26, 2012 - 5:40am
Matt Thurber

Castle & Cooke Aviation’s FBO at Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii now has the capability to refuel larger airliners and cargo airplanes.

March 26, 2012 - 5:36am
Kirby J. Harrison

The Vector Aviation FBO at Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat Airport in Vietnam recorded 162,349 aircraft movements in its first year (2011), according to customer relations manager Nicolas Dang Vu, who told AIN that “activity is continuously growing.”

March 26, 2012 - 4:15am
Matt Thurber

Hong Kong-based Sino Jet Management and TWC Aviation have formed a strategic alliance to operate U.S.-registered jets in charter operations in Asia. The alliance marries Sino Jet’s marketing expertise and local knowledge and capabilities with TWC Aviation’s operational experience and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Part 135 charter certificate.

March 26, 2012 - 4:00am
Charles Alcock
Gulfstream Beijing’s new maintenance center in China.

Gulfstream is on track to open its new service center in Beijing Capital International Airport by the end of this year.