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Mongolia and China sign Memorandum of Cooperation in civil aviation

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia led by Director L. Byambasuren met with a Chinese delegation led by Wang Zhiqing, Deputy Administrator of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation which forges cooperation between the two civil aviation bodies in three specific areas. The memorandum makes for the expansion of bilateral technical cooperation, an increase of the number of airways connecting the two countries, and …

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Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement between EU and China near at hand

A Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the European Union and China is imminent, according to officials gracing the first Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)-European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) safety conference. The move has been four years in the making ever since the two countries signed letter of intent, to streamline certification and oversight activities. Since then, the aviation authorities have established road maps, compared regulatory systems, and created …

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Ethiopia seeks strategic cooperation in aviation with China

Ethiopia’s Transport Minister has said that his country is seeking to have a strategic collaboration with China in the realm of aviation as it aims to become an aviation hub in Africa. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Transport, said that both Ethiopia and China have made air infrastructure a vital pillar in their cooperative endeavors. “Aviation is an important area of cooperation by both governments, with Ethiopia’s national …

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Hong Kong risks being left out of golden age of Chinese travel as Australia calls for Open Skies

Australia is encouraging Hong Kong to liberalize its skies and agree to a free trade deal on aviation or run the risk of being left out during a what might be a golden age of outbound Chinese travel. Beijing and Canberra last year discussed an “open skies” deal that would permit an unlimited number of flights between the two countries. However, Hong Kong was not included as it negotiates its …

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China, Turkey may get more bilaterals with India

Indian air travellers would soon benefit from more flight options as Chinese and Turkish carriers may soon get more bilateral rights. China and Turkey have long asked for more bilaterals to India after exhausting their current flying rights. However, those requests were shot down as Indian carriers were not using a significant chunk of their bilaterals to the aforementioned nations. However, that is expected to soon change. “It has now …

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China slaps Emirates with sanctions over “unsafe operations”

China’s Civil Aviation Authority has slapped a fine on Emirates and prohibited the Dubai-based carrier from adding new destinations and aircrafts for six months after two incidents of what it described as “unsafe operations.” The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) chided Emirates for an April 17 incident, which saw an aircraft fly at the wrong height, and then, another on May 18, wherein an aircraft temporarily lost contact with …

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China mulls proposals to reform air space management

Flight delays and the advancement of the country’s aviation sector have prompted Chinese regulators to submit proposals for reform management of Chinese airspace. Deputy Director of the Air Traffic Control Commission, Cai Jun, said that the plan is to eventually integrate civil and military management of the country’s airspace as they aim to improve their flight route network. Air space jams have become a frequent problem especially around Beijing and …

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Chinese aviation industry steadily expanding

With the China-led Belt and Road (B&R) initiative gaining ground, the country’s aviation sector is taking the opportunity to build relationships with foreign partners. In fact, China has expanded its domestic airlines’ access to overseas markets through bilateral talks with 21 countries and regions that are found along the B&R route, Head of the Development and Planning Department of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Wang Changyi said during …

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The year 2019 a potential window for the United States and China to sign Open Skies agreement

China and the United States have 2019 as a potential window of opportunity to sign an open skies agreement, which would principally lift restrictions on flights between the countries – an essential development, since both nations have saturated primary traffic rights and have been unsuccessful so far in negotiating for an expansion to the allotment. Most importantly, open skies is a requirement for US approval of US-China airlines’ joint ventures …

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Aviation ties between China and the European Union progressing

Civil aviation ties between China and the European Union (EU) continues to become stronger than ever, reports Civil Aviation Administration of China´s Head Feng Zhenglin. During his keynote speech at the first joint aviation safety conference of the CAAC and European Aviation Safety Agency, Feng said that their partnership with the EU is advancing as their aviation cooperation has resulted in more than 100 programs dealing with such areas as …

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