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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 30 July

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 30 July

Bombardier Announces Organizational Changes for its China Leadership Team

Bombardier announced the following changes to its leadership team in China. Effective September 1, 2018, Doug Cai is appointed President, Bombardier Aerospace, China. In this newly created position, based in Shanghai, Doug will work closely with Bombardier’s aerospace units to accelerate commercial and business aircraft sales and drive other business development opportunities across China in support of Bombardier’s growth strategy. “We are very pleased to welcome Doug back to Bombardier,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “He is a dynamic leader with deep aerospace experience and a proven track record of success, which make him the right person to lead our aerospace efforts in China; a market that offers tremendous growth opportunities for Bombardier.”

China Eastern Airlines marks 10 years of cross-Strait service, 1.5m passengers

China Eastern Airlines marked 10 years of nonstop cross-Strait operations in early July. According to data China Eastern operates 101 weekly cross-Strait services from 19 destinations in mainland China to four destinations in Taiwan. The airline has an accumulated more than 9000 flights and more than 1.5 million passengers.

China’s homegrown Y-12 airplane starts to carry short haul civil transport

China’s home-developed Y-12 versatile plane has started to carry the domestic short haul civil transport in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, according its developer. The Nenjiang Mo’ergen airport started operations last Friday, opening flights between the Nenjiang City and the provincial capital Harbin, as well as the cities of Mohe and Heihe on the China-Russia border.

Delta Starts First Non-Stop Service to China from Atlanta Hub

Delta launched services between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and its hub in Atlanta on 20 July, the airline’s busiest day of the summer. Delta Flight 185, operated by one of Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Delta celebrated with an inaugural reception for important members, including Delta CEO, Ed Bastian, at the Delta Air Lines Museum. Delta also set up a customary gate party for customers of flight 185 before its takeoff.

Gulfstream’s Latest G550 Heads for EMS in China

Gulfstream Aerospace handed over a Gulfstream G550 tailored for in-flight medical care to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center during a ceremony this week at the aircraft manufacturer’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. Li Libing, director of the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Center, showcased the aircraft during the July 25 ceremony and also indicated an interest in adding a similarly equipped Gulfstream G650ER to its fleet, Gulfstream said.

Tibet Airlines selects airRM as their Revenue Management System

Revenue Management Systems announced that it has been selected to provide Tibet Airlines with its state-of-the-art revenue management, inventory control, and reporting tools. airRM will enable Tibet Airlines to identify sales opportunities, maximize passenger revenues, closely control pricing, and analyze performance. Tibet Airlines is the fifth and most recent addition to RMS’s customers in the Chinese market. They join Beijing Capital Airlines, Chengdu Airlines Shandong Airlines and China United Airlines.

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