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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 23 November

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 23 November

Chinese company wins Cambodian airport deal

Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) has been awarded a won the 2.67 billion yuan (US$405 million) contract to design and construct the airfield for a new airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. The airport has a total cost estimated at $1.5 billion. The airport is part of the Cambodian government’s strategy to boost tourism.

China’s civil airport sector gains remarkable growth

China’s civil airport sector has achieved significant growth in size, network coverage and operation support capacities, according to civil aviation authorities. The sector has been growing at a fast pace with high-quality development and strengthened servicing capacities over the past decade, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). China remained the world’s second-largest civil aviation market, with 660 million passenger trips in 2019 according to the CAAC.

Greater Bay Airlines approaches lessors for initial aircraft

Hong Kong start-up carrier Greater Bay Airlines has approached leasing companies to acquire its first aircraft with which it hopes to begin operations in Summer 2021, according to Cirium 19th November.

Regional Aircraft Needed to Develop China’s Regional Routes

The importance of regional aviation to Chinese airlines’ earnings, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, is highlighting the lack of right-size aircraft on regional routes in China.  At present Boeing 737 and Airbus A320-family aircraft dominate China’s small and medium-size airports even though demand on routes between such airports is typically only enough to support twice-weekly 737 or A320 flights, says Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) senior economist Guo Caisen, who was speaking at a conference (18-19 November) in Zhengzhou organized by the Civil Aviation Resource Network of China (Carnoc).

Turkish Cargo carries Covid-19 vaccines from China to Brazil

Turkish Cargo carried Covid-19 vaccines, manufactured in China, to Brazil which is at a flight distance of approximately 17,000 kilometres. The Covid-19 vaccines, loaded inside 7 containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems, were transported safely from Beijing to Sao Paulo, with a connection flight at Istanbul. Turkish Airlines Chief Cargo Officer, Turhan Ozen, stated “We made significant contributions for the sustainability of the supply chain and enlarged our cold chain footprint all around the world thanks to the business processes we have been maintaining uninterruptedly during the course of the pandemic. For the purpose of maintaining the cross-continental cold chain, Turkish Cargo offers industrial solutions such as the dedicated temperature-controlled storehouses between the range of -20/25 degrees, pharmaceutical maintenance teams, active containers and thermal carriers. Thanks to our special cargo shipments, for which we hold all global qualifications and certifications, we are ready to transport the vaccines that are ready or being developed to all across the globe.”

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