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MAX update: United lodges new order, China moves on recertification

United Airlines has announced the order of 25 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and moved up the delivery of existing orders, in a win for beleaguered planemaker Boeing. The airline has placed the new order for delivery of 25 of the fuel-efficient MAX jets in 2023, banking on steadily increasing demand for air travel, particularly

China sends 19 fighter jets to Taiwanese airspace amid US visit (again)

The Taiwanese air force has been forced to scramble to get jets in the air for the second day in a row, as China sent 19 fighter jets towards the island on Saturday in protest of ongoing relations between Taiwan and the US. According to Taiwan’s Defence Ministry, 19 Chinese aircraft, including 12 J-16 fighters,

How Chinese airlines fuelled their comeback

In August, World of Aviation reported that domestic operations in China, once the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, had almost returned to 100 per cent of its pre-COVID levels. As aviation markets around the world continue to struggle, this massive feat begs the question: how did the Chinese market get wary travellers back onto airplanes?

Etihad slapped with temporary ban from flying to China

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad has been slapped with an additional one-week ban on flying into China, after five passengers onboard a flight to Shanghai tested positive for COVID-19. The Chinese government has announced that the UAE flag carrier will have its Abu Dhabi to Shanghai route suspended from 24 August. The new ban extends upon

China flew fighter jets into Taiwanese territory amid US visit

China reportedly flew multiple fighter jets across the middle of the Taiwan Strait on Monday, in objection to a visit between Taiwan officials and the US health chief, Alex Azar. China publicly promised retaliation to the exchange, which saw the highest-level US official visit the island nation in four decades, and condemned the visit as

Beijing scraps 70% of flights amid second wave fears

Beijing Capital and Daxing airports cancelled 1,200 flights on Wednesday, as the government sealed off the city amid a spike in COVID-19 infections.


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