China wants help developing a safe business aviation operating environment, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) deputy administrator Xia Xinghua said today at the Abace opening session. “The CAAC sees the development of business aviation as a long-term strategic program. We can learn from our U.S. colleagues and mold the industry together.” U.S. DOT deputy secretary John Porcari said the Asian business aviation market will surpass that of Europe by 2030, and endorsed Xia’s comments.
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China wants help developing a safe business-aviation operating environment, according to Xia Xinghua deputy administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently approved the first two Raisbeck Engineering Performance Systems for the Beechcraft King Air. They are the dual aft body strakes and the Crown wing lockers. First applications in China are on the King Air 350. Other applications are working their way through the CAAC process.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently approved two Raisbeck Engineering King Air performance systems–the dual aft body strakes and the Crown wing lockers. First applications of the modifications in China are on a King Air 350, the Seattle-based company said. Other applications for Raisbeck mods–including current and upcoming performance systems on the Learjet 31/35/36/60 and all other King Air models–are currently working their way through the CAAC, according to Raisbeck.
The EU-China Civil Aviation Project (EUCCAP) held a two-week workshop in Beijing and Zhuhai to introduce Chinese aviation regulators and industry personnel to the European general aviation sector.
Hawker Pacific Shanghai (Booth No. N2501) has become the first dedicated business aviation center to receive Part 145 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Located at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport, the 4,000-sq-m facility can accommodate aircraft up to Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 size.
Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln facility has been granted additional Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) repair station certificate authorizations. They were added to the MRO’s current certificate after a CAAC audit of the Duncan Aviation facility in Lincoln. Newly authorized airframes include the Falcon 900DX, 2000 and 7X.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has selected Pratt & Whitney to form a partnership that will offer executive leadership training programs for Chinese airlines, CAAC management and those in maintenance, repair and overhaul.
The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) last week confirmed that it is relaxing the lead time for flight plan filing from six days to three hours, though only for Chinese-registered business aircraft. According to the CAAC, this includes any B-numbered aircraft, even those registered in Hong Kong and Macau.
Chinese airlines expect to take delivery of 241 aircraft this year, including 16 delayed deliveries from last year, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Although leases on 43 airplanes are expected to expire this year, available seats will increase by 16 percent with the addition of the new deliveries, CAAC said.