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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 October

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 October

BOC Aviation Delivers New Airbus A320Neo Aircraft To Spring Airlines

BOC Aviation delivered a new Airbus A320NEO aircraft to Spring Airlines, China’s largest low-cost carrier. The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap 1A engines. Spring Airlines President Wang Zhijie commented, “Spring Airlines has been growing profitably since we began operations in 2005. We are pleased to work with our long-term partner BOC Aviation which has once again demonstrated its excellent professionalism and customer service in meeting our needs for modern aircraft.”

CDB Aviation Delivers First of Nine A321neos to Indian Carrier IndiGo

 CDB Aviation announced the delivery of the first of a fleet of nine Airbus A321neo aircraft to India’s leading airline, IndiGo, as part of a purchase and leaseback transaction. The aircraft also marks Airbus’ 1,000th A320neo family aircraft delivery, signifying a historic milestone for its best-selling single aisle fleet. Sign Kadouh, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific said “The versatility of the A321neos will provide the right capacity for IndiGo’s growing fleet, delivering superior performance and economics. We look forward to deepening our relationship and supporting the IndiGo management’s vision to be India’s leading airline.”

China’s First Airbus H215 Helicopter Unveiled and Ready for Operation

China’s very first Airbus H215 helicopter officially unveiled during the 5th China International Helicopters Exposition in Tianjin. The H215 is a member of Airbus’ mission-proven Super Puma family of heavy twin-engine helicopters, which saw its 1,000th unit delivered in September 2019. This H215 is operated by State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) which is a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company. SGGAC performs aerial construction and maintenance work along China’s network of high and very-high voltage power lines.

China Makes Large-Scale Airspace Adjustment

China made the most significant airspace adjustment in its history of civil aviation at 2 am Thursday, People’s Daily reported. More than 200 air routes and over 4,000 flight routes were adjusted, forming a new airspace operation network in China, according to the report. This adjustment came shortly after Beijing Daxing International Airport opened. The adjustment covers a wide range of areas, extending from the China-Mongolia border in the north to the controlled area in Guilin in the south, and from the west of Inner Mongolia autonomous region in the west to the controlled area in Dalian in the east.

China Southern Airlines Handles 106,500 Holiday Passengers

 China Southern Airlines handled a total of 106,500 passengers in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, during the past National Day holiday according to statistics released by the group’s northern branch. The airline handled 837 flights during the holiday, a daily average up by 2.19% on the previous year, officials said.

Safran and AECC Introduce the WZ16, the First Jointly-Developed Aero Engine to Be Certified in China

Safran Helicopter Engines and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) announce the issue of the Type Certificate for the WZ16 turboshaft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Installed in the AVIC AC352 helicopter, the WZ16 is the first jointly-developed aero engine to be entirely certified by Chinese authorities. Also known as the Ardiden 3C, the WZ16 has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, with Harbin Dongan Engine and Hunan Aerospace Propulsion Research Institute (HAPRI), both parts of the AECC consortium. The Arddien 3C was certified by EASA in April 2018.

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