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American held in China for carrying banned material


September 10th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) A US citizen has been put under 10-day detention in China for carrying and concealing a banned hazardous substance while trying to board a flight from ... Read more...

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China to open up its low-altitude airspace


August 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China will relax a ban on the use of low-altitude airspace across the country starting 2013, air traffic authorities said. A series of reforms will be ... Read more...

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China to build 80 small airports


July 21st, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) China will build at least 80 small airports by 2015 in the country, the aviation authority has said.According to a recent State Council guideline, the country ... Read more...

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Chinese aviation industry profits shrink


May 8th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) The revenues of China's aviation industry, including airline companies and airports, grew by 21.2 percent year-on-year in 2011 but the overall profits dropped.The revenues reached 500.1 ... Read more...

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China bars airlines from paying EU carbon emission charge


February 6th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China's airlines are not allowed to pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union (EU) nor are they allowed to hike freight or ... Read more...

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China to add 14,000 flights for festival rush


January 9th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) China's civil aviation regulator has asked domestic airlines to add 14,000 flights to meet massive passenger flow during the 40-day spring festival season that began Sunday.Passengers ... Read more...

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China launches Asia’s largest helicopter


January 5th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority, People's Daily reported.The move marks the official approval for ... Read more...

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China improves flight punctuality


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) Flight punctuality has been improving in China this year from a year ago despite the rapid increase of flights, a senior official said.From January to November, ... Read more...

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Top Chinese official jailed for bribery


December 8th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) A former department chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for taking bribes.Zhang Zhizhong was proven guilty ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... Read more...

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China reviews foreign pilots


September 29th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) China is re-examining the qualifications of foreign pilots employed with local airlines in China after a South Korean pilot last month declined to give way to ... Read more...

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China’s passenger aircraft to triple by 2030


September 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) China's commercial passenger aircraft will triple over the next 20 years driven by the country's sustained economic growth, experts said.US aircraft maker Boeing Co. forecasts that ... Read more...

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Argentina airline crash kills 22


May 19th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Buenos Aires, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 22 people have been confirmed dead following a plane crash in Argentina. Officials say there was no survivor in the crash which happened at the southern ... Read more...

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China to build 56 more airports in five years


April 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) China will build 56 more airports in the country in the next five years, an official said Thursday.The number of airports in the country is likely ... Read more...

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China to build airport in desert


February 12th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China plans to build an airport in a desert to benefit oil exploration, a media report said.The Civil Aviation Administration of China plans to build an airport in ... Read more...

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China sends planes to Egypt for stranded nationals


January 31st, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China sent two planes to Egypt to bring back Chinese citizens stranded in Egypt Monday.The two planes left Beijing Monday noon, according to sources with the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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Bullet train rides in China pinch travellers


January 13th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) As China rolls out its prized 350-plus/kmph bullet trains for the public, many travellers have complained that the expensive service has burnt a hole in their pocket.China has ... Read more...

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‘China’s expensive high-speed rail network to increase pressure on road transportation’


January 12th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 12 (ANI): Chinese Ministry of Transport spokesman He Jianzhong has said that the country's surge in high-speed rail network would increase the pressure on the country's roads in the coming ... Read more...

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Beijing prepares to build its second airport


January 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China is likely to begin work on a second airport for its capital this year at an estimated cost of about $15 billion.The new airport, with a planned ... Read more...

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200 Chinese pilots gave fake credentials


September 7th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) Over 200 pilots in China submitted fake records of their flying histories, and they were employed by airlines desperate for staff, the country's civil aviation authority has said. Investigations ... Read more...

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200 Chinese pilots faked their resumes


September 6th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Some 200 Chinese pilots have faked their flying histories with more than half of them working for an airline involved in China's worst plane crash in several years, ... Read more...

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China probes jet crash


August 30th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China Monday set up a task force to probe the crash of a passenger jet that killed 42 people, a media report said. The accident occurred last Tuesday ... Read more...

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Chinese plane crash survivors recall horror


August 26th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Yichun (China), Aug 26(ANI): Survivors from the plane crash in China, which killed 42 passengers of the 96 on board on Tuesday, have described scenes of horror as they escaped the nation's ... Read more...

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No plane crash for nearly six years in China


August 25th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China had kept a remarkable air travel safety record of 2,100 days or 69 months without accidents before a passenger plane crash in Heilongjiang province Tuesday night, ... Read more...

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Captain of crashed Chinese plane alive


August 25th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) The captain of the passenger plane that crashed in northeast China killing 42 people late Tuesday is alive, but unable to talk, doctors said. It appeared that Qi Quanjun, ... Read more...

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42 die in China plane crash (Second Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) At least 42 people were killed and 54 injured Tuesday night when a passenger aircraft overshot the runway and burst into flame while landing at an airport in ... Read more...

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40 injured in China plane crash


August 25th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 40 people were injured after a plane with 91 people on board overshot the runway while landing at an airport in northeast China late Tuesday, civil ... Read more...

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Dozens rescued after passenger plane overshoots runway at airport in northeast China


August 25th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- At least 49 people were injured after a passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people overshot the runway at an airport in northeast China on Tuesday evening, officials said, ... Read more...

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Chinese billionaires own 200 jets


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Nearly 200 planes in China are owned by billionaires even though the country's low-altitude airspace is banned for private flying, a media report said Tuesday. Low-altitude flying is under ... Read more...

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‘UFO’ that disrupted air traffic in East China remains a mystery


July 10th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): The unidentified flying object (UFO), which disrupted the air traffic in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang province, for an hour, is still a mystery."No conclusion has ... Read more...

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Chinese build airport in Mount Everest region


April 12th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, April 12 (IANS) An airport under construction in a Tibetan region which is home to the Mount Everest is expected to be operational in October, an aviation official said. Construction of the ... Read more...

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Tibet’s fifth civil airport to be operational in October


April 10th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), Apr 10(ANI) The fifth civil airport in Tibet is expected to start operations in October.Director of the Civil Aviation Administration's Tibet Branch, Xu Bo, said that the construction of the ... Read more...

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Volcano in Iceland Leads To The Evacuation Of The Residents


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Icelandic establishment has removed scores of inhabitants subsequent to the outbreak of a volcano at the side of a glacier in southern Iceland. ... Read more...

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Pilot hurt as plane lands atop another in Argentina


January 21st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 21 (IANS/EFE) A pilot was injured when a crop-dusting aircraft landed on top of another at an airport in Argentina's Junin town. "Literally, one plane climbed on the other when ... Read more...

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China plans to build world’s highest airport in Tibet


January 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Jan 12 (IANS) China plans to construct the world's highest airport in Tibet, officials said Tuesday. The new airport will be built at an altitude of 4,436 metres, Xinhua news agency reported. ... Read more...

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