China

Developing: A319 skids off runway and catches fire

Authorities in China have launched an investigation after a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 left the runway and caught fire this morning (May 12).

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China Eastern Boeing 737 crash: The facts so far (UPDATED)

A Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines has crashed into a hillside in southern China. With details still emerging on this serious accident, Key Aero’s team of aviation experts has pulled together the latest facts as they currently stand

China Southern accepts pair of Airbus A319neos

China Southern Airlines became the first commercial carrier to accept the Airbus A319neo. The Guangzhou-based firm took simultaneous delivery of two, 136-seat examples, which are currently understood to be China Southern’s sole commitments for the re-engined type.

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Naval Airpower: China vs USA

As tensions between the East and West continue to rise, We lend our expert analysis on the rise of the Chinese naval airpower and how the US is moving to deter it

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The best planespotting pics from Beijing/Capital!

Peter Apsey shares some of the homegrown highlights on display at Beijing/Capital Airport, captured before the COVID-19 pandemic closed borders to most foreign visitors

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Forecasting Thunder: An overview of the JF-17 Block III

While the JF-17 has come of age in the combat theatre, it has yet to record any major successes in the export market. We explore the development of the light fighter and how the new Block III standard could help expand the aircraft’s customer base in the coming years

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China to enhance aerial refuelling capabilities with new Y-20U tanker

We examine China's new Xi'an Y-20U tanker aircraft, which stretched its legs for the first time during a probe of Taiwan's ADIZ in late 2021, and details how the new platform will boost the PLAAF's air-to-air refueling capabilities

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Taiwan validates highway airstrips amid growing tensions with China

Amid ever-growing tensions with China, Taiwan's Republic of China Air Force has validated the utility of all five of its highway airstrips in its latest annual drill, as we report

Chinese Z-8AWJS crashes during aerial firefighting mission

A Changhe Z-8AWJS multi-role utility helicopter belonging to the Chinese People’s Armed Police-Forestry Corps crashed into Erhai Lake in Dali City – located in China’s Yunnan Province – on May 10

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China offers new clues about mysterious H-20 stealth bomber

China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has teased the world with a fleeting glimpse of its new H-20 stealth bomber. The bomber’s debut, in a lavish official recruiting video, both confirms expectations and raises questions