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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 1 February

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 1 February

Air China selects Wetouch for IFE screens

Air China, the national flag carrier of China and its largest airline, has placed a recurring order for touchscreen IFE displays from Wetouch Technology, a manufacturer of medium to large sized projected capacitive touchscreens. the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wetouch Guangde Ca said “We look forward to working closely with Air China and expanding our footprint in aviation market to service other major airliners.”

Chengdu’s second airport starts test flights ahead of opening

Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu has started test flights prior its opening, as infrastructure continues to reach completion in the build-up to the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Chengdu 2021 Summer World University Games. Chinese carriers have been testing the runway as the airport gets ready to open in the first half of this year. The aircraft that are part of the testing include the Air China Boeing 747-8, China Eastern Boeing 777-300ER and the China Southern Airlines Airbus A380. Chengdu Tianfu International Airport aims to be a national aviation hub and was proposed in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

China’s Guangzhou airport crowns itself the world’s busiest for 2020

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport declared that it had become the busiest among its global peers in 2020. Guangzhou Baiyun handled 43.768 million passengers last year, which was 40.4% lower than a year ago. However, the decline was much steeper for its peers, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which saw a fall of 61.2% to 42.918 million last year, after holding the crown as the world’s busiest for over two decades. Guangzhou’s rise to the top is driven by a resurgence in domestic air travel demand.

Hainan to build international tourism centre in 5 years

China’s Hainan Province plans to build itself into an international tourism consumption centre in the next five years. According to the government work report at the annual session of the provincial people’s congress, the added value of tourism will account for 12% of the gross domestic product of Hainan in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). Hainan will open 160 new domestic and international air routes bringing the total to 646 within five years, increasing the number of accessible cities to 200 and the passenger throughput to 60 million.

Sichuan Airlines selects AVIATAR and V2500/CFM56-5B engine maintenance services

Sichuan Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a 5-year agreement for digital fleet solutions through AVIATAR and engine maintenance services for the V2500 and CFM56-5B engines of the Airbus A320 fleet. AVIATAR will support Sichuan Airlines’ Airbus A350, A330 and A320 fleets.

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