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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 April

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 April

AVIC Shenyang Commercial Aircraft Corporation Selected for Manufacturing of the Main Deck Cargo Door for Sine Draco Aviation Development’s A321-200 SDF

Sine Draco Aviation Development Ltd announced the selection of AVIC Shenyang Commercial Aircraft Corporation (SACC), located in Shenyang, Liaoning, China, for manufacturing of the main deck cargo door and surround for its prototype A321 passenger to freighter conversion (A321-200 SDF). AVIC SACC will be manufacturing the main deck cargo door, surround and reinforcement structure for the prototype A321-200 SDF.  These components will require the production of complex structural elements using the latest manufacturing techniques and processes. Sine Draco expects FAA approval of its A321-200 SDF late in the first quarter of 2022.

Chinese domestic airlines see doubled flights in the past Qingming Festival holidays

Chinese domestic airlines see flights doubled over the Qingming Festival holiday, industry data from VariFlight highlights. The top three airports with planned flights are Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Kunming Changshui International Airport. The most popular route is Beijing-Shanghai, with the most searched destinations being Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu.

China Duty Free Group and The Design Solution reveal ambitious commercial plans for Tianfu International

China Duty Free Group (CDFG) and The Design Solution have previewed their jointly developed designs for the airside commercial area at the new Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu. This follows CDFG’s success in winning the contract to operate 4,000sq m space. The airport is due to open in mid-2021. The design scheme reflects Chengdu’s significance throughout history. It is inspired by the cultural heritage and evocative era of the Silk Road that first connected Southwest China with the rest of the world, introducing trade in fine goods including tea, gunpowder, silk and paper.

China Southern Airlines celebrates 10 years of New Zealand service

China Southern Airlines celebrated its one decade of flight services between China and New Zealand last week. A celebration event was held with Ronald McDonald House Charity at the Auckland City Hospital. At the event guests and participants worked together to make dinners for the families with hospitalized children at the Ronald McDonald House. China Southern Airlines’ Auckland Office General Manager Lily Wang said “The company will continue its commitment to being the “air bridge between China and New Zealand.”

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