China Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 October
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03 Oct 2022

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 October

Aemetis will supply 38 million US gallons of sustainable aviation fuel to Cathay Pacific

In order to supply 38 million US gallons of mixed Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) over the course of seven years commencing in 2025 at San Francisco International Airport, Cathay Pacific and Aemetis announced contract signature. Cathay Pacific CEO Augustus Tang said “Cathay Pacific continues to reaffirm its commitment to addressing climate change despite these challenging times. In the past few years, we have announced our carbon net-zero by 2050 target and our goal of achieving 10% use of SAF by 2030. In doing this, we have built a robust SAF procurement strategy to help meet our goals. We are pleased that this agreement with Aemetis will contribute to that effort, and we hope it will also send the right signal to the SAF industry to encourage the much-needed investment and scaling up of its supply chain.”

CALC deliveries six Airbus A320neo family aircraft as market recovery accelerates

In less than two months, China Eastern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines were among the key airline partners to receive six brand-new Airbus A320neo aircraft from CALC. The six aircraft were supplied to customers in the China market on operating lease and are all from CALC's order book. Following delivery slowdowns caused by the Pandemic in China during the first half of the year, CALC observed a medium- to long-term trend of consistent growth on its owned and managed fleet. In the second half of the year, the Group plans to deliver a total of 22 new aircraft from its order book.

China Airlines completes historic purchase of up to 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Up to 24 787 Dreamliners have now been officially ordered by Boeing and China Airlines. With this historic acquisition, the airline will be able to achieve its long-term sustainability objectives. The transaction comprises a firm order for 16 of the longest-range 787-9 aircraft with options for an additional eight aircraft. Hsieh Su-Chien, Chairman of China Airlines, said, "Our ongoing investment in fleet modernization is the cornerstone of our sustainability initiatives. For many years to come, we will be able to grow our network thanks to the 787's best-in-class efficiency and low operating costs.

Direct flights from China to Uzbekistan will soon commence

Beginning on October 14th, China Southern Airlines will begin running nonstop flights between Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Province and Tashkent (Uzbekistan) utilizing a combination of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Over 50 million people use Daxing Airport in a three-year period

In the southern section of the city, Beijing Daxing International Airport, the second airport in the Chinese capital, has served more than 50 million travellers since it opened three years ago, according to a 25 September report in the Global Times.

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