09 Aug 2021
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 August
Airbus building vertical integration supply chain in China
Airbus said it has been rebuilding and diversifying the layout of its global supply chain since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is willing to see more Chinese enterprises become its suppliers as it is forming a "vertical integration supply chain in China".
BASA-validated STC available for Connectivity for Chinese aircraft
Lufthansa Technik has received formal regulatory approval to offer a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in China for an inflight connectivity solution on Airbus A320 family aircraft. Chinese operators can thus make easy use of this satellite communication system with high-speed broadband Ka-band connectivity enabled in close cooperation with Honeywell. The EASA STC was validated by the Chinese authority CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China), based on the China-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the People's Republic of China and the European Union. The EASA STC was validated by CAAC based on the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification, a specification of BASA EU-China: It allows for initial and sub-sequent validations in a defined process, and therefore predictable time frame.
CDB Aviation Executes $660 Million Portfolio Financing Backed by 13 Airbus and Boeing Aircraft
CDB Aviation announced the company has entered into a facility agreement for the secured portfolio of thirteen Airbus and Boeing aircraft, valued at approximately US$660 million. The transaction brings the lessor’s executed financings year-to-date to a total of US$2.53 billion. The first large-sized portfolio financing executed by the lessor since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is secured with a combination of Airbus A320-200 and A350-900 as well as Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
China’s Tibet opens biggest airport terminal, eyes logistics hub for South Asia
Lhasa Gonggar Airport in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region opened its newly constructed Terminal 3, which is the biggest in the region, for operations at the weekend marking a major milestone in the region's rapid infrastructure development that could significantly boost passenger and cargo transport and help the region become a global logistics hub for South Asia.
Thales Partners with DAS in Fully Supporting Hong Kong International Airport's Three-Runway System Expansion Project
Thales and Dah Chong Hong – Dragonair Airport GSE Service Ltd. (DAS) announced that they have been selected by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government through global open tender exercise to deploy the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) and to support the Three-runway System (3RS) expansion project at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). This leading solution will largely help HKIA further improve the capacity and efficiency of aircraft landing while maintaining the highest standard of flight safety.
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