World's biggest super-jumbos must be GROUNDED, say engineers after cracks are found in the wings of three Airbus A380s

Australian aircraft engineers have called for Airbus A380 - the world's biggest passenger aircraft - to be grounded, after Singapore Airlines and Qantas found cracks in the wings of their super-jumbos.

Cathay Pacific To Launch Freighter Service To India's Bengaluru Aug 1

Cathay Pacific is to launch a new freighter service to Bengaluru (Bangalore) in India. The twice-weekly service commences on 1 August and will operate every Monday and Thursday on a Hong Kong-Delhi-Bengaluru-Hong Kong routing.

China blurs A380 order, backs 747 amid EU row

China downgraded the announcement of an Airbus superjumbo order and signed up for the Boeing 747-8 as deals worth $9 billion coincided with a row over European emissions trading rules, industry sources said.

Biggest US airlines have combined 1Q loss over $1B

With fresh red ink at Delta and US Airways, the five biggest U.S. airlines showed a combined loss of more than $1 billion for the first quarter. Soaring jet fuel prices are the big culprit.

UPS Launches New Hong Kong-Germany Flights

Trevor Williams GlobalAtlanta 29.03.2011
UPS Launches New Hong Kong-Germany Flights

United Parcel Service Inc. has launched four new direct flights from Hong Kong to Cologne,Germany, to expand options for customers shipping goods from Asia to Europe.

Beijing Airport Eclipses London Heathrow; Hong Kong Top in Cargo

Beijing surpassed London Heathrow as the world’s second-busiest airport last year, and Hong Kong climbed to the top spot for freight, as China’s economic growth fueled passenger and cargo volumes.

Air China orders 5 Boeing 747-8 jumbo jets

Dominic Gates Seattle Times 07.03.2011
Air China orders 5 Boeing 747-8 jumbo jets

Chinese flag carrier Air China announced an order for five 747-8 Intercontinental passenger planes at the Asian Aerospace show Tuesday morning in Hong Kong.

All Nippon Airways, Hong Kong investment firm agree to set up low-cost carrier

All Nippon Airways Co. said Tuesday that it has agreed with a Hong Kong-based investment firm to invest in a company to launch a low-cost carrier based at Kansai International Airport near Osaka.

Cathay Pacific appeals against EU fine on cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) said on Tuesday that it had appealed against the European Commission's decision to fine the Hong Kong carrier 57.12 million euro ($78 million) for cargo price-fixing.

China may build high-speed rail in California

TIM SHEEHAN The Sacramento Bee 07.01.2011
China may build high-speed rail in California

In the 19th century, laborers from China helped build railroads spanning California and linking the U.S. coasts. In the 21st century, the Chinese may be back -- not for backbreaking labor, but with financial and technological muscle.

World's 5 biggest airlines now from Asia, Latin America

The world's five biggest airlines now hail from Asia and Latin America, highlighting the industry's shift away from the U.S. and Europe to higher-growth countries, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday.

UPS to require photo IDs for shipping packages

UPS is now requiring photo identification from customers shipping packages at retail locations around the world, a month after explosives made it on to one of the company's planes.

Qatar Airways Slams Boeing, May Buy More Airbus

The head of Qatar Airways criticized Boeing and accused Air France of rejecting peace overtures Thursday in a growing airline trade war over financing as Gulf carriers shore up their plans for rapid growth.

Cathay Pacific to Boost Capacity 11% Next Year on Global Travel Pickup

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., the Hong Kong carrier expecting a record annual profit, will increase passenger capacity 11 percent next year as the economic pick-up stokes demand for premium-class travel.

Qantas: 40 engines on A380s need to be replaced

ROHAN SULLIVAN and GREG KELLER My Way News 19.11.2010

As many as half of the 80 Rolls-Royce engines that power the world's largest jetliner may have faulty parts at risk of oil leaks like the one that caused the fire and partial disintegration of a motor on a Qantas flight this month, the Australian ...

Beijing and Hongkong airports' become sisters

Beijing Capital International Airport 17.11.2010
Beijing and Hongkong airports' become sisters

Beijing Capital International Airport and Hongkong Airport signed the memorandum for becoming sister airports, to formally establish friendly cooperative relationship between two parties.

Cathay Pacific mulls legal options after EU fine

Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it was considering its legal options after the European Commission fined the Hong Kong airline for running a global cargo cartel with 10 other carriers.

Hong Kong-Shanghai high-speed rail may run in late 2012

The Shanghai-Nanjing and Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railways began operation this year, and the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway is also expected to be operational by the end of 2011. In the future, high-speed rail will also connect Shanghai ...

Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Said to Drop Out of U.K. Rail-Link Bid

Brett Foley, Cathy Chan Bloomberg.com 19.10.2010
Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Said to Drop Out of U.K. Rail-Link Bid

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. dropped out as a potential bidder for Britain’s high-speed rail link to the Channel Tunnel, said two people with knowledge of the matter.

Breakthrough imminent for world's longest tunnel stretching under Swiss Alps to Italy

The drilling of the longest railway tunnel in the world will be completed today, 15 years after it began.

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