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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #381
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Old December 12th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #382
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Air China November Passengers 2.77 Mln; Up 7.3% On Year
11 December 2007

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)-- Air China Ltd. (0753.HK) said Tuesday it carried 2.77 million passengers in November, 7.3% more than in November last year.

However, the Beijing-based airline said in a statement its cargo shipments last month fell 1.6% from a year earlier to 79,465 metric tons.

Year-earlier figures weren't provided.

Air China said the number of passengers on its domestic routes rose 7.3% in November while those on international routes increased 6.1%. Passengers on its flights between China and Hong Kong or Macau rose a sharp 15.6%.

Between January and November, China's national flag carrier transported 32.16 million passengers, up 10.5% from 29.11 million in the same period last year.

In November, Air China's passenger load factor, or the proportion of seats filled on its flights, rose 3.2 percentage points from a year earlier to 78.6%.
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深圳機場客運量僅次京滬穗
【00:53】2007年12月21日

【on.cc 專訊】深圳寶安國際機場周四下午迎來2007年第2000萬名旅客,成為中國內地繼北京、上海、廣州機場之後,第4家旅客吞吐量超2000萬的機場。目前,在深圳機場運營的有國內航空公司15家、國際航空公司12家,開通航線143條,可通航國內外98個城市,每周航班量約3554班。深圳機場第二跑道及新航站樓規劃建設項目,預計將在2011年前後建成投入使用。

- Shenzhen's airport greeted the 20 millionth visitor Thursday
- Shenzhen is China's 4th airport to see over 20 million passengers
- 15 domestic and 12 international airlines serving 143 routes
- connected to 98 cities in China
- 3554 flights / week
- 2nd runway and new terminal expected to be complete by 2011
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 09:38 AM   #384
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I think it's sad to see all these unique looking Chinese airlines disappearing in to single airlines. I loved the original liveries of China Northern, China Southwest, Chang'an, Xinhua, Hainan, Shanxi, China Xinjiang, Yunnan, and Lucky Air.

Is Lucky Air still around?
Lucky Air is developing stable and fast, there are more air routes are operating. (HQ in Kunming, Capital of Southwestern China's Yunnan Province, the airline is a partner of Hainan Airlines). Lucky Air

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What about the first commercial plane built in China the ARJ-21(guess that it's the name).Will the small airlines are willing to buy it?Do you have any pictures of this airplane?
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 09:10 PM   #386
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Homegrown regional jet unveiled
By Xin Dingding (China Daily)
Updated: 2007-12-22 08:21


Shanghai - The country's first homegrown regional jet, the ARJ21-700, rolled off the production line on Friday, marking a milestone in its civil aviation program.

Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan attended the rollout ceremony at Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Factory.

ARJ21 - an acronym for "Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century" - marks the first step in China's ambitious plan for its civil aircraft manufacturing industry.

It will be followed by programs of developing larger planes and advanced helicopters and research on key technologies such as engines and electronic systems, Qin Fuguang, an official with the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, told an earlier news briefing.

"Developing the civil aircraft industry is of strategic significance to China. It will not only satisfy the fast-growing domestic civil aviation market, but also guarantee the safety of the country's economy," he said.

At present, the civil aircraft market is largely monopolized by Boeing and Airbus.

The first ARJ21-700 jet carries two Chinese characters, Xiang Feng, which means flying phoenix, and symbolizes luck and harmony. The name was chosen through online voting.

The 90-seat jet has a range of up to 3,700 km, and is able to cover 60 percent of routes in China.

China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I), the country's major aircraft manufacturer that developed the ARJ21, announced that it had received 171 orders for the regional jets from domestic carriers, 100 of which were signed with Shenzhen Airlines on Friday during the ceremony.

Lao Airlines signed a letter of intent with AVIC I for two ARJ21 jets.

Wang Yawei, director of commercial aircraft division of AVIC I, said the medium-range jet, unlike many other "made-in-China" products, is competitive in technology and quality, not just price.

AVIC I said it planned to produce 30 ARJ21 jets a year by 2011.

The jet will go through a series of test flights from the first half of next year in a bid to acquire certificates from the General Administration of Civil Aviation.

"We have begun some ground tests. We plan to use three ARJ21 jets to go through 14-month tests to acquire the certificates," Wang said.

AVIC I is scheduled to begin deliveries to customers in the third quarter of 2009.

Following the ARJ21-700, there will be a new model called the ARJ21-900, with an expected capacity of 105 seats, co-designed by AVIC I and Canada-based Bombardier.

Wang cited a study saying there would be a demand for 900 regional jets in China in the next two decades.
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China's 1st home-grown regional jet -the ARJ21-700
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Across China: Hong Kong

Updated: 2007-12-26 07:26
Open skies pact

A new open skies pact will be signed between civil aviation authorities of the mainland and Hong Kong to meet the increasing number of travelers and cargo transport.

The pact allows mainland carriers to use Hong Kong as a transfer center to form a better international transport network, and no longer limits the number of carriers and flights flying between 49 mainland cities and Hong Kong, starting from next summer.

Carriers operating routes between Hong Kong and seven other mainland cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Dalian and Chengdu - will increase from the current four to five by next summer and to seven by next winter.

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Zhengzhou to become air hub
08:59, January 03, 2008

Officials have unveiled an ambitious plan to develop the city's newly expanded airport into a major gateway to Central China, with possible direct flights to North America and Europe.

A new terminal, costing 1.4 billion yuan ($192 million) was opened recently in Xinzheng, about an hour's drive from the city center.

There are now plans to expand the airport's total area to 138 sq km by 2035, 17 times its current size.

Yue Wenhai, the airport's general manager, said the existing terminal has some 4,100 seats in its waiting areas and more than 100 check-in counters.

The number of aircraft docks has been increased from 14 to 31, with the two largest capable of handling the giant A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world, Yue said.

Li Chengyu, governor of Henan, China's most populous province, said Zhengzhou's airport was key to the region fulfilling its air gateway ambitions.

Zhengzhou has good rail and highway networks, but in terms of air passenger numbers it is dwarfed by its neighbors Xi'an and Wuhan, he said.

Pei Zhiyang, vice-director of the Henan provincial commission of development and reform, said that the airport was expected to become a "regional leader", opening up to major international routes by 2035, and capable of handling 70 million passengers a year.

A parent company, Henan Airport Group, will be established at "an appropriate time", incorporating airports in Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Nanyang and Shangqiu cities in the province, he said.

Pei said part of the funding for the development will be provided by the central government, which spent 300 million yuan on the new terminal and committed a further 100 million yuan over the next three years.

The remaining funds will come from bank loans and investment from private and large State-owned enterprises, Pei said.

Domestic flights will be increased to major cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou by 2010.

After that, focus will turn to developing direct international routes to Southeast Asia, North America, Europe and chartered flights to Taiwan Province.

International cargo routes will also be boosted under the plan, Pei said.

Source: China Daily
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Beijing airport to be among world's busiest 5
www.chinaview.cn 2007-12-06 10:04:33

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) is expected to become one of the world's top five busiest airports by the end of next year.

BCIA said that it will have seen more than 64 million passenger departures and arrivals by the end of 2008, the People's Daily overseas-edition reported Thursday.

Since the beginning of this year, the only international airport of the Chinese capital handled 50 million passengers as of10:40 a.m. Wednesday, ranking it among the world's top 10 busiest airports.

Atlanta and Chicago of the U.S., London of the U.K. and Tokyo of Japan have the world's busiest airports by both passengers and cargo volumes in past years, latest available statistics show.

A new terminal building is now under construction, largely in order to meet high demands of air transportation during the Olympic season next year.

With No. 3 Terminal being completed in February 2008, the three terminals of the airport would have a total annual transport capacity of about 82 million passengers, the newspaper said.

Besides the terminal construction project, BCIA has invested nearly two billion yuan (266 million U.S. dollars) in upgrading its security checks, service counters, luggage systems and information systems.

The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC), a regulator oversees China's air transportation, released earlier that it has proposed to build a second international airport in southern suburbs of Beijing.

The proposals are now reviewed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the final decision will be made by the State Council.

The second international airport, proposed to begin building in2010 in Daxing District, is expected to alleviate already overheated ground traffic to BCIA and accommodate much more transcontinental flights to China in the years to come, a CAAC official said.

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Guangzhou airport receives 30 millionth passenger
www.chinaview.cn 2007-12-20 20:43:03 Print

GUANGZHOU, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in south China's Guangdong Province received its 30 millionth passenger Thursday, making it the country's second largest airport after the Beijing Capital International Airport, the airport management said.

The airport in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, expects to handle 31 million passengers throughout 2007,said Liu Zijing, president of Guangdong Airport Management Corp.

"With the volume of passenger throughput exceeding 30 million, the airport is expected to be ranked among the top 30 air hubs inthe world," said Liu.

According to China's civil aviation authority, the Pudong airport in Shanghai was China's second largest airport in terms of passenger volume in 2006. It handled 26.79 million passengers last year. The figure for this year is not available.

In next three years, 35 regional and international air routes will be launched for both passenger and cargo transport, increasing Baiyun airport's international air routes to 90 by 2010, Liu said.

The airport was also expected to handle 45 million passengers and 2 million tons of freight by 2010.

The airport started operation in August 2004 and has seen its volume of passenger throughput rise from 20 million to 30 million in the past three years. It currently serves 140 domestic destinations and 172 international and regional air routes.

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Shanghai airports report double-digit rise in passenger handling business
www.chinaview.cn 2008-01-02 11:55:57 Print

SHANGHAI, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai's two airports handled a record 51.57 million passengers last year, an 11.8 percent increase over 2006.

The Pudong International and Hongqiao airports offered services to 440,809 planes in total in 2007, up 7.61 percent. Pudong handled 58 percent, or 253,671 takeoffs and landings, while Hongqiao accommodated 42 percent, or 187,138 takeoffs and landings, according to a Shanghai Airport Authority source.

Pudong was the only airport in the world to provide a dual presence for courier companies UPS and DHL. It ranked fifth globally for cargo and mail handling volume in the first three quarters of 2007, said the source.

Currently, 71 domestic and overseas air companies have been operating regular air routes to Shanghai, linking the Chinese financial and commercial hub with 179 cities worldwide.

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wow Shanghai airports also surpassed 50 million passenger mark like Beijing!
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Air China delays launch of NKorea route

BEIJING, Jan 2, 2008 (AFP) - Flag carrier Air China said Wednesday it had delayed the launch of regular North Korea flights, insisting the move was not linked to the regime's failure to meet a deadline to disable its atomic plants.

Air China had planned to start operating the first of three weekly flights between Beijing and Pyongyang on Wednesday but has postponed the launch until March, said Han Xiao, a marketing executive with the company.

"As far as I know, it is due to a busy flight schedule during the Spring Festival," she told AFP.

Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is regularly marked by massive travel as Chinese head home to spend it with their families. This year it will occur in early February.

The announcement late last year that Air China would begin flying to North Korea was seen at the time as a sign of warming ties amid progress on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

However, uncertainty has reentered the equation, as North Korea failed to complete the disablement of its nuclear plants and did not hand over a complete declaration of its nuclear activities by a December 31 deadline.

Han denied that Air China's decision to delay the flight was motivated by politics.

"I think the delay is indeed due to the organisation of the flight schedule. It's not that complicated," she said.

Air Koryo, North Korea's flag carrier, is currently the only airline plying the route.

China Southern, the nation's largest carrier by fleet size, previously also transported passengers between the two cities but later halted operations.

According to South Korean and Japanese media, this was in response to North Korea's nuclear weapons test in October 2006.
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Singapore's CEA Bid Looks Doomed After Air China Offer
6 January 2008

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--The joint bid by Singapore Airlines Ltd. (C6L.SG) and Temasek Holdings for a 24% stake in China Eastern Airlines Corp. (CEA) looks doomed after China National Aviation Holding Co.- the parent of Air China Ltd. (0753.HK) - Sunday confirmed it would make a higher bid of not less than HK$5 a share if the Singapore deal is rejected at a shareholders meeting Jan 8.

Singapore Airlines and Temasek, Singapore's state investment company, agreed with China Eastern's board in September to buy the stake for HK$3.80 a share - a total HK$7.2 billion.

China Eastern's shares have more than doubled since it sealed the deal with SIA, and the transaction was thrown into doubt this week when CNAHC, which controls 12.07% of China Eastern's H-shares, said the Singaporean offer was too low and it would vote against it at a shareholders meeting Tuesday.

It is unusual for such a battle between competing visions for a Chinese state-run company to be played out in public. Decisions on industry consolidation are typically made by Beijing officials behind closed doors.

It is especially surprising given that the proposed Singaporean investment in China Eastern had won approval from China's highest administrative body, the State Council. That led many observers to believe Air China's parent would give up its fight against the deal after a failed pitch in September.

But in a rare case of divergence that indicates possible high-level disagreement on the deal, CNAHC has persisted in its opposition to the Singaporean offer, culminating in Sunday's proposal.

CEA's deal with the Singaporean companies requires two-thirds of minority holders of both its Shanghai- and Hong Kong-listed shares to vote in favor for it to pass.

CNAHC must persuade other shareholders holding a combined 21.3% of H-shares to reject the deal in order to block it and make its counterbid.

At the moment, China Eastern's parent, China Eastern Air Holding Co., owns 59.67% of China Eastern. A further 8.14% of the company is publicly traded in Shanghai via A shares, while 32.19% of the company is publicly traded in Hong Kong via H shares.

Singaporeans Won't Increase Offer Despite Threats

Alarm bells on the deal's prospects had sounded in some quarters after the recent promotion of the chief proponent of Air China's fight against the Singaporeans to head up China's aviation regulator.

Li Jiaxiang, former chairman of Air China, has just been appointed minister of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, or CAAC - a post which, while not giving him the power to block M&A deals, allows him promote his views on domestic industry structures to the highest levels of the Chinese government.

Li has long advocated the consolidation of all the country's major carriers under Air China.

Despite all the threats to the deal, neither Singapore Airlines nor Temasek are willing to increase their offer.

"The HK$3.80 per share is the ceiling. The Singaporeans will not divert from this position," a person familiar with the situation said.

SIA spokesman Stephen Forshaw said: "The price is fair and mutually agreed between all the parties. It is the maximum justified on the business fundamentals."

"We remain optimistic that other shareholders will see the merit of this transaction and the benefit that will flow from the long-term strategic partnership between China Eastern and Singapore Airlines."

CNAHC said it believes its offer for CEA is more beneficial to the company and investors.

"The Singapore Airlines proposal merely brings together one China-based airline, one Singapore-based airline and an investment agency and lacks the synergy potential that can be created by the cooperation of two major China-based airlines," it said in its proposal statement Sunday.

CNAHC plans to communicate its offer to CEA's board within two weeks of the shareholders' meeting.

However, the company said any offer for CEA shares will still require government and regulatory approval. To bid, it first needs the permission of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, or SASAC, which oversees China's state-owned enterprises. SASAC has so far said only that foreign investment in state companies should be based on market principles.

China Eastern's parent said in a statement Sunday it still hasn't received a competing proposal from any other company.

It said it still believes the SIA deal is best for CEA's future development.

Separately, China Eastern Executive Director Luo Zhuping told Dow Jones Newswires: "That (CNAHC) bid is only hypothetical at this stage. Our focus is on the January 8 shareholders' meeting. I won't discuss matters that are hypothetical at this stage."

But he added: "We are a state-owned company. Price is not the only consideration. We can't decide to accept someone's proposal on our own accord."


(Costas Paris in Singapore and Michelle Ng in Shanghai also contributed to this story.)
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Facts about Shanghai's aviation market

SHANGHAI, Jan 8, 2008 (AFP) - Below are some key facts about the aviation market in Shanghai, which is at the centre of a major battle between Singapore Airlines and Air China for control of China Eastern.

China Eastern Airlines' shareholders are due to meet Tuesday to vote on a bid by Singapore Airlines for a stake in the much-coveted Chinese carrier, based in the key aviation hub of Shanghai.

Singapore Airlines and Temasek, the city-state's government-linked investment firm, signed a preliminary agreement in September to take a combined 24-percent stake in China Eastern for 923 million US dollars.

But the parent of rival Air China, which also has about 12 percent of China Eastern's Hong Kong-listed shares, has threatened to reject the Singaporean offer at the meeting and has come up with a counter-offer.

-- Passenger throughput in Shanghai's two airports -- Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport, reached 51.56 million in 2007, up 11.8 percent from the previous year.

-- Cargo throughput of the two Airports in 2007 was 2.90 million tonnes, up 14.61 percent from the previous year.

-- Pudong International Airport was ranked sixth in the world by cargo in 2006 with throughput of 2.17 million tons, according to the Airports Council International. It recorded a cargo throughput of 2.51 million tonnes in 2007.

-- Take-off and landing at the two airports totalled 440,809 in 2007, up 7.61 percent from the previous year.

-- China Eastern has a dominant share of about 35 percent in the city's aviation market, followed by smaller local carrier Shanghai Airlines with a market share of 17 percent and Air China, which accounted for about 12 percent.

* Sourced from the Shanghai Airport Authority and the state-run Xinhua news agency unless stated otherwise.
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CHRONOLOGY-The rejected China Eastern/Singapore Air deal

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Shareholders of China Eastern Airlines rejected on Tuesday a deal to sell a 24 percent stake to Singapore Airlines and its parent Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] for US$920 million.

The move opens the door to bigger local rival Air China , whose parent, China National Aviation Corp (CNAC), now intends to submit a rival offer within two weeks.

Following are key events so far in the bid for China Eastern:

May 10, 2007 -- Singapore Airlines says it has had 10 months of talks with China Eastern but has not reached a decision on whether to buy a stake in the airline.

May 23, 2007 -- An influential Chinese financial magazine reports that Singapore Airlines will take a 25 percent stake in China Eastern for $1 billion.

May 29, 2007 -- Sources say the planned bid by Singapore Airlines is raising concerns within the Chinese government.

Sept. 2, 2007 -- Singapore Airlines and its parent Temasek say they will pay US$920 million for a 24 percent stake in China Eastern.

Sept. 3, 2007 -- China Eastern shares jump 76 percent to a record as trading resumes after being suspended since May.

Sept. 24, 2007 -- Cathay Pacific says it wanted to enlist the parent of its partner Air China to buy a slice of China Eastern but that the deal would no longer go ahead. It does not explain why not.

Nov. 9, 2007 -- China Eastern says Singapore Airlines and Temasek Holdings sign a definitive deal to buy a 24 percent stake in the airline for US$920 million.

Dec. 13, 2007 -- China Eastern says the bid from Singapore Airlines and Temasek Holdings is a "final deal", sending its shares skidding, as investors abandon hopes of a bidding war.

China Eastern said it expects to return to profit for the whole of 2007.

Jan. 1, 2008 -- China National Aviation calls the Singapore Airlines bid unfair and too cheaply priced, suggesting the firm will vote against the impending acquisition.

China Eastern and Singapore Airlines insist deal is fair.

Jan. 6, 2008 - China National Aviation vows to pay at least HK$5 per share for between 24 percent to 30 percent of China Eastern, at least 32 percent more tha rival suitor Singapore Airlines' agreed HK$3.80 per share.

Jan. 7, 2008 -- Cathay Pacific Airways says it will consider joining China National Aviation Corp (Group) Ltd, the parent of its partner Air China, in a higher bid to counter arch-foe Airline's offer for China Eastern shares.

Jan. 8, 2008 -- Minority shareholders vote against China Eastern's proposal to sell a 24 percent stake to Singapore Airlines and Temasek. (Reporting by Alison Leung; editing by Dominic Whiting)
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Air China closer to 'super carrier' dream: industry observers

SHANGHAI, Jan 9, 2008 (AFP) - Air China is one step closer to achieving its dream of becoming the nation's "super carrier", after it derailed Singapore Airlines' bid for a stake in China Eastern, industry observers said Wednesday.

Tempted by a better offer from Air China's parent firm, China Eastern Airlines shareholders on Tuesday rejected a deal that would have seen Singapore Airlines and the city-state's investment arm take a 24-percent stake in their company.

China Eastern chairman Li Fenghua responded immediately by saying he wanted nothing to do with Air China, but the flag carrier's parent firm confirmed Wednesday it would push ahead with its hostile investment plans.

"We will put forward our offer within the next two weeks in line with our promise," said a Beijing-based official with the information department of China National Aviation Corp, who declined to be named.

China National Aviation on Sunday pledged at least 5.00 Hong Kong dollars (64 US cents) a share for a stake in China Eastern.

Singapore Airlines, which has repeatedly pledged not to raise its offer, has been soundly defeated and will now likely drop out of the race, said Jim Eckes, managing director of Hong Kong-based aviation consultancy Indoswiss Aviation.

"If they did raise their bid they would look a bit foolish right now because the time to raise their bid would be before the vote by the minority shareholders," Eckes told AFP.

"I would think Singapore Airlines' top management is rather embarrassed over this whole thing."

With the Chinese government looking to be increasingly in favour of a consolidated domestic airline industry, China Eastern may have no choice but to accept Air China's overtures, said Citi Investment Research analyst Ally Ma.

"The final step is to talk CEA (China Eastern Airlines) management into a deal, which seems highly likely considering CEA's capital shortage and the government's endorsement for airline consolidation," Ma said.

In China's aviation industry, the government's wishes are especially important because it remains the majority stakeholder in Air China and China Eastern.

China Eastern is an attractive target for investors because of its dominance in the Shanghai market, but it is barely turning a profit and is by far the most vulnerable of the nation's three major carriers to a takeover bid.

"There are many management problems in the company," said Yu Jianjun, a Nanjing-based analyst with Huatai Securities.

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, a Sydney-based industry consultancy, also said that China National Aviation and Air China were now in a strong position to take over China Eastern, with Cathay Pacific a likely partner.

"(China National Aviation) has built strong momentum and has the ear of China Eastern shareholders and industry regulators," the consultancy body said in a research note.

"And it is unlikely (China National Aviation) would stop if successful in acquiring China Eastern.

"As part of its 'super carrier' ambition, Air China and its parent are likely to seek to build at least a 50-percent share of the market, to help it tackle rising international competition."

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation noted that Air China's total market share was extremely low for a major national carrier, with only 16.4 percent of total domestic and international passenger flights among Chinese airlines.

China Eastern has 19.9 percent, but just as importantly is the overwhelmingly dominant force in Shanghai with around 35 percent of the market there.

Adding to the belief the government wants to see one or two dominant national carriers, the former head of Air China and a consolidation advocate, Li Jiaxiang, was recently made head of the nation's aviation regulator.
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China's first jumbo aircraft company gets March deadline for take-off

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China has set a March deadline to establish its first jumbo passenger aircraft company, as it moves to positions itself among countries technically capable of manufacturing large jets.

Huang Qiang, secretary general of the Commission of Science
Technology and Industry for National Defense (CSTIND), told Xinhua
on Monday a director and a chief engineer of research would be appointed by then to make sure "the work goes as planned".

Previously, Shanghai Securities News reported the start-up would only be responsible for the design and assembly of jumbo aircraft, while the production of components and parts would be left to other aviation enterprises.

It was the latest development of the research project approved in principle by China's Cabinet, the State Council, last February.This was to make the country capable of building aircraft with a take-off weight of more than 100 tons, or planes with more than 150 seats.

Currently, only the United States, Russia, France, Germany, Britain and Spain have the capability to build jumbo aircraft, with Boeing and Airbus taking a lion's share of sales in the international market.

Just before the New Year holiday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited the Avic I Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company to give a pep talk on the manufacturing of jumbo jets. Last year, the company made China the fourth country to develop its own advanced fighter aircraft -- the "Jian 10".

During his talks with technicians, Wen emphasized a China-made jumbo aircraft as a "significant strategy" of the country. This would lift the country's competence in the global market as a slew of technical breakthroughs, especially in engine, materials and electronic equipment, were to be made.

The maiden flight of the ARJII1, China's first 90-seat regional jet, widely viewed as a step closer to jumbo jets, was scheduled for this year.

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In regarding to the bid between Air China and Sigapore Airlines on China Eastern, the hand is in CAAC (Civil Aviation of China). Shanghai is a Chinese city, and the majority of Singapore is Chinese, but Beijing is the capital of Chinese.
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