08 Feb 2021
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 February
China’s EHang working on medical air mobility demo
Chinese autonomous aerial vehicle maker (AAV) EHang said it would be participating as the only passenger eVTOL partner in the SAFIR-Med project. SAFIR-Med, which stands for “Safe and Flexible Integration of Advanced U-Space Services for Medical Air Mobility”, is a research and innovation project to promote the use of unmanned aviation in healthcare systems across the European Union. EHang will use EH216, its flagship two-seat passenger-grade AAV, and its Falcon medium-sized AAV to transport medical supplies in urban environment.
China to further promote recovery of civil aviation industry
China will further promote the recovery of the civil aviation industry in 2021 with comprehensive measures, according to civil aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) proposed the target of promoting the industry to further recover from the impact of COVID-19 and boost more balanced and coordinated development in the sector. The strategy includes expanding domestic demand, the CAAC will make moves to explore market potential and stimulate market vitality.
Comac 919 heads to Canada for cold-weather icing tests
Canada will host Comac’s in-development C919 narrowbody for natural icing flight tests this year reported Flightglobal 8th February.
Hong Kong airport raises $1.5 billion in bond sale to fund third runway
The operator of Hong Kong’s main airport has sold bonds for $1.5 billion to fund development of a third runway, its first deal offering US-based investors the opportunity to participate. Airport Authority Hong Kong said in a statement it had raised $900 million in 10-year notes and $600 million in 30 year bonds, the longest paper it has issued.
Singapore Airlines appoints general manager for China market
Singapore Airlines announced the appointment of Mr. Ng Boon Kiat Melvin as its General Manager China, responsible for the airline’s strategic planning and market expansion in China. He will take up the role in Beijing from 8th February 2021.
TravelSky Chooses Secure and Reliable Unisys ClearPath Forward® Technology to Run China's Rapidly Recovering Aviation Industry
Unisys Corporation announced that TravelSky, the leading provider of information technology solutions for China's air travel and tourism industry, has deepened its longstanding commitment to Unisys ClearPath Forward® technology as a secure, innovative, reliable platform to process the business critical transactions including passenger reservations, cargo bookings and load calculations.
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