CAAC to regulate UAVs weighing over 25kgs

Civil aviation authorities around the globe are just starting to come to terms with how to regulate UAVs and drones. Most recently, the Civil Aviation Administration of China revealed that it would focus much of its attention on larger drones, weighing more than 25kgs. From a feasibility standpoint, UAV technologies will soon mature to a […]

CAAC cutting red tape for cargo start-ups?

After more than a year during which the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration took little action towards approving new start-up cargo airlines (we recall Guangzhou-based Longhao was the last new venture to receive its AOC in December 2016, and subsequently commence commercial service in March 2017), there is suddenly a flurry of activity. Just this week, […]

SF Express offloads stock to purchase aircraft

On 22 August, rapidly growing Shenzhen-based SF Express raised US$1.2 billion from a stock placement, freeing capital it plans to use for growth-focused investments including the purchase of new aircraft, pilot recruitment, and technology R&D, according to a filing on the Shenzhen Stock exchange. Local media reports suggest that SF Express will allocate at least […]

Airports in Beijing and Shanghai forbidden from adding flights during peak season.

The Civil Aviation Authority of China added Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to the list of airports banned from adding charter flights, new scheduled flights, and routes to new destinations, as punishment for failing to meet on-time performance standards. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) was already on the list. […]

A new all-cargo carrier in China, another to follow

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said it would grant an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Guangzhou-based China Air Cargo Corporation, unless there was a credible objection by 18 November. In early December of last year, we reported that the CAAC had granted initial approval to the establishment of the new all-cargo carrier, a […]

China promotes the development of all-cargo airlines

In a recent CAAC policy announcement seen by Cargo Facts, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced radical changes to the way it approves and regulates new startup airlines – changes that Cargo Facts believes will promote the development of a greater number of larger all-cargo carriers like SF Express Airlines. Cargo airlines and regional carriers […]
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