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China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 August

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 August

BOC Aviation places six used Boeing 787-9 aircraft with start-up Norse Atlantic Airways

BOC Aviation announced the placement of six used Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with Norwegian carrier Norse Atlantic Airways. The six aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines delivery scheduled in the fourth quarter. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation Robert Martin stated “We are delighted to welcome Norse as a new customer as we support the airline’s plans to serve the low-cost intercontinental market with fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners. We look forward to building on this new relationship with Norse and working with the airline on its future fleet requirements. This transaction is also a testament to BOC Aviation’s strong aircraft placement capabilities throughout the business cycle”.

CAAC approves new JD.Com’s Cargo Airline

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the establishment of e-commerce giant JD.com’s own cargo airline. Jiangsu Jingdong Cargo Airline has a registered capital of 600 million yuan ($92.83 million).

China Southern Airlines approves Releye pharma container

China Southern Airlines has approved Envirotainer’s Releye RLP temperature-controlled pharma container for use across its network. Charlotte Huang, deputy director of sales department at China Southern Air Logistics, commented: “We are excited to be the first mainland China carrier to approve the Releye RLP container. The container sets a new standard for secure cold chain transport at a time when Covid-19 vaccine and other temperature-controlled medicines are being shipped around the world.With its advanced technology in long battery life, track and trace device and environmentally-friendly designs, this groundbreaking container will undeniably promote mutual cooperation between Envirotainer and China Southern Airlines in every shipment of temperature-sensitive pharma.”

GE Aviation celebrates 15th anniversary of China Global Fleet Support centre

GE Aviation recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its global Fleet Support centre in Shanghai, China. GE Aviation established the Fleet Support centre in Shanghai to support China’s growing civil aviation industry and respond to the demand for localised support services for China customers. Weiming Xiang, president of GE China and GE Aviation Greater China, said: “The Fleet Support centre is the first of its kind support center set up in China by global engine or aircraft manufacturers. Since its establishment 15 years ago, its scope has also been upgraded from ‘in China, for China,’ to ‘in China, for the globe,’ growing from initially supporting about 3,000 engines operating in China to more than 37,000 engines in the world today. Our Fleet Support center stands behind every flight powered by GE and its partners’ engines to drive operational stability for airline customers.”

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