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Comac celebrates Chengdu Airlines ARJ21's maiden flight

Comac (Shanghai Pudong) has reached a milestone in its ARJ21-700 twinjet programme when airframe B-938L (cn 105) made its maiden flight in Shanghai Pudong on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

The aircraft - China's first independently developed twin-engine regional airliner - is the first of thirty on order from launch customer Chengdu Airlines (EU, Chengdu) and is expected to be delivered in early 2015.

COMAC intends to complete all outstanding ground tests and flight tests in order to secure the ...

Jakarta likely to absorb Merpati's debt

Merpati (MZ, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) will likely be bailed out by the Indonesian government after the country's Coordinating Minister for Economics, Chairul Tanjung, said allowing the carrier to go bankrupt would prove far more costly.

Tanjung told the Antara News agency in the capital Jakarta that a inter-departmental committee would soon present its findings into a possible solution for the airline's debts, which are said to amount to more than IDR6.7trillion (USD549million).

"Several ...

Sukhoi, Xian Aircraft Co. eye takeover of Indonesia's Merpati

Merpati (MZ, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) has garnered the attention of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Moscow Zhukovsky) and Xian Aircraft Company (Xi'an Yanliang), both of whom have expressed an interest in taking over the now defunct Indonesian carrier.

The Jakarta Globe reports that both manufacturers have already sent a letter of interest to Indonesia's Minister of State-owned Enterprises, Dahlan Iskan.

Though Xian currently holds an advantage over its Russian counterpart given Merpati's ...

xpressair, KalStar eye take over of abandoned Merpati routes

xpressair (XN, Makassar) and KalStar (KD, Berau) are among the carriers that have applied to the Indonesian government to assume routes left vacant following the recent suspension of operations at Merpati (MZ, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta).

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation in the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation said over twenty domestic routes had not been serviced since early February but noted that traffic rights would only be awarded to those airlines whose fleets met minimum ...

Indonesia's Lion Air orders 50+50 IAe N219 turboprops

Lion Airlines (JT, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) has signed a contract with Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) for fifty of the manufacturer's new 19-seat turboprop aircraft, the N219. The LCC also holds options for an additional fifty of the type, which will be used to service its thinner, more remote routes. Lion Air will be procuring the N219 in a 19-seat configuration as well as a multipurpose variant. According to the Malaysia Flying Herald, Nusantara Buena Air (Medan Soewondo), a small regional carrier ...


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