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Old November 6th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #3921
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Yes indeed it is!! What amazing technology and creativity the airport has!!
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #3923
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Just noticed there is a poll above. Will every airport thread get a poll?
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #3924
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Someone started a separate poll thread on HKG and it was merged into this pre-existing thread.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #3925
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Hactl greets two more carriers: Silk Way Airlines and S7 Airlines

(3 November 2011, Hong Kong) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – the major cargo handling agent at the world’s largest airfreight hub – has signed two more carriers, both of which started services into Hong Kong on 2 November 2011.

Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan commenced twice-weekly freighter services on Boeing 744F aircraft on 2 November. The aircraft operates Hong Kong – Baku (its home base) – Istanbul – Milan Malpensa, returning by the same route.

Silk Way Airlines’ all-freighter fleet comprises 16 aircraft: 2 B747-400Fs, 8 IL76s, 2 Stage 4-compliant IL76 90SWs, and 4 Antonov AN12s. The airline is expected to receive a new B767-300 by mid of 2012, where new routings will be developed. Silk Way Airlines operates scheduled and charter flights to over 50 destinations, including points in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Kazakhstan.

Hactl provides Silk Way Airlines with one-stop-shop air cargo handling services including physical cargo handling, air cargo documentation and ramp handling services.

Says Nidjat Babayev, Business Development Deputy Director of Silk Way Airlines: “We have great hopes for Hong Kong, as the latest addition to our growing international freighter network via Central Asia, and are pleased to be working with a handling agent with the enormous resources and strong track record of Hactl. This will enhance our product offering.”

On the same day, S7 Airlines of Siberia commenced once weekly A320 passenger services to Hong Kong from Vladivostok. Hactl is providing physical cargo handling and air cargo documentation services for the new flights.

S7 Airlines is Russia’s largest domestic air carrier, with main bases at Moscow, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk. It also operates international services to the CIS, Europe, Near East, South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The S7 fleet comprises 31 passenger aircraft including 19 A319s, 9 A320s, an A310 and 2 B767-300s. S7 Airlines is a member of the Oneworld alliance.

Its China and South-East Asia General Manager, Vadim Shevalye comments: “With initially limited capacity for cargo on this new service, we will focus on high-yield traffic and interlining. Hactl’s impressive express facilities, and the large number of carriers handled within their facility, create interesting opportunities for us.”

Adds Lilian Chan, Executive Director of Hactl: “We are very pleased to welcome both new carriers to Hong Kong and Hactl. Their addition to our portfolio of airlines adds to the interline opportunities under our one roof, for them and for our other carrier customers. They also further enhance the appeal of Hong Kong as the primary airfreight hub for Asia.”

“These carriers’ very different operations illustrate Hactl’s flexibility in catering for aircraft of all sizes and types, ranging from narrow-body passenger aircraft to the largest freighters.”
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Old November 11th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #3926
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The poll exists because a forum member decide to start a new thread with a poll of HKG prior to checking existing threads. As the threads were merged, the poll was added


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Old November 12th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #3927
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what?!?! how did my posts on my friend's thread get here??
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Old November 12th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #3928
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It got merged although when I searched the thread engine, I didn't find a thread about the Hong Kong airport. Why??
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Old November 12th, 2011, 04:58 PM   #3929
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Old November 13th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #3930
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It got merged although when I searched the thread engine, I didn't find a thread about the Hong Kong airport. Why??
That shouldn't be the case, but it might be because you were searching something too specific. Use terms general terms like Hong Kong. Plus, Hong Kong Airport thread is also on Thread Finder index
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Old November 13th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #3931
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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #3933
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HAECO SIGNS ITM SERVICE CONTRACT WITH CATHAY PACIFIC FOR BOEING 747-8 FREIGHTERS
9 Nov 2011
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Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO”) has entered into an ITM contract with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited to provide Inventory Technical Management (ITM) services for the airline’s fleet of 10 new Boeing 747-8 freighters, to be delivered between 2011 and 2012.

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 08:56 AM   #3934
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Ceremony marks topping out of new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, special-livery freighter unveiled
17 November 2011
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Cathay Pacific Airways today staged a special ceremony to mark the completion of the civil construction of the new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. The event was hosted by the airline’s Chief Executive, John Slosar, with The Honourable Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as guest of honour.

The airline used the event to unveil its latest aircraft, a new Boeing 747-8 Freighter in a unique livery and carrying a special name, Hong Kong Trader, in recognition of the city’s position as one of the world’s most important trading hubs.

In addition to the HKSAR Chief Executive, the terminal topping-out ceremony was attended by special guests from a number of government departments, representatives from the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong, the Airport Authority and Civil Aviation Department, key contractors involved in the projects and friends from Hong Kong’s airfreight industry.

Speaking at the ceremony, John Slosar said: “When it begins operations in early 2013 the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal will mark a major advancement in Hong Kong’s position as the world’s busiest international air cargo hub. Cathay Pacific has worked tirelessly to develop Hong Kong’s hub role and we are continuing to make huge investments – in the terminal and in new aircraft - to help boost our city’s competitive edge.

“Together with our commitment to buy next-generation freighters – including 10 Boeing 747-8s and eight Boeing 777-200Fs - and our purpose-built fast-connection terminal, Hong Kong will continue to lead the world in air cargo. It’s important that we put ourselves in a good position to face up to the growing competition from other hubs in the region. The aircraft, the terminal, the professionalism of Hong Kong’s logistics community and, we hope, a third runway can make it happen.”

Dr Marvin Cheung, Chairman of the Airport Authority said: “Cathay Pacific’s new cargo terminal – the fourth at Hong Kong International Airport – will be a timely addition to our facilities. When it starts operations in 2013, it will increase our total designed annual capacity for air cargo by 50%, to 7.4 million tonnes. In the coming years, additional freighter parking stands will be built both at the midfield area and the west apron to meet forecast growth.”

In March 2008, the Airport Authority awarded Cathay Pacific Services Ltd (CPSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the airline, the franchise to invest in, design, construct and operate the new air cargo terminal at HKIA under a 20-year agreement. The facility will occupy a site of around 10 hectares in the airport’s cargo area.

The HK$5.5 billion terminal is being designed for an annual air cargo throughput of 2.6 million tonnes and will help boost the efficiency and competitiveness of the Hong Kong air cargo hub. At the heart of the cargo terminal is a HK$1.4 billion material handling system, or MHS, which will be the most advanced in the world to date.

The contract for the construction of the main terminal building was awarded to a Gammon-Hip Hing Joint Venture while the MHS will be provided by Siemens.

When the terminal is fully operationally, CPSL will employ around 1,800 people to run the facility on a 24-7 basis, handling imports, exports and transshipments with unparalleled efficiency. The building of the terminal also provided employment for a great many people, with some 1,800 working on the project during the peak construction period.

Hong Kong Trader provided a dramatic backdrop to the topping-out ceremony, resplendent in a one-off livery that features Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. The aircraft is the second of 10 Boeing 747-8Fs and two more will be delivered before the end of the year. The new arrivals will be deployed primarily on Cathay Pacific’s ultra-long-haul routes, providing greater capacity and superior efficiency to the Boeing 747-400F.

The name of the aircraft is taken from Cathay Pacific’s very first 747 freighter which entered the fleet in 1982 and helped the airline begin to develop its position as one of the world’s biggest and most highly regarded international airfreight carriers. At the end of 1982, Cathay Pacific had just one freighter and carried 105,450 tonnes of freight. At the end of 2010, a record cargo year, the airline had a fleet of 20 wide-body freighters and carried 1,804,000 tonnes of freight across its global network.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 04:51 PM   #3935
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Legislative amendments to be gazetted to better regulate local airlines
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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The Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) (Amendment) Regulation 2011 (the Amendment Regulation) will be gazetted on November 18 and tabled in the Legislative Council on November 23.

The Amendment Regulation seeks to improve the regulatory regime of the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) for local airlines, a spokesman for the Transport and Housing Bureau said today (November 16). The relevant stakeholders have been consulted and generally support the legislative proposals.

"In order to safeguard the interests of passengers, the amendments will improve the existing regulatory regime by enhancing the ATLA's financial monitoring capability through powers to intervene when licence holders get into financial difficulty. The licence holders will also be required to notify the ATLA on specific events and submit annual financial statements etc so that the ATLA will be in a better position to assess the continuing capability of licence holders in operating air services. The current regime does not require licence holders to notify the ATLA in case they run into financial difficulties, nor does it provide the power for the ATLA to carry out post-licensing monitoring work on the licence holders," the spokesman said.

The Amendment Regulation improves the regulatory regime in the following main areas:

(a) to update the ATLA's general policy so that the ATLA can focus on the development of air services provided by local airlines instead of concerning itself with the co-ordination and uneconomical overlapping of air services;

(b) to adopt an airline-based approach under which each airline will only be granted one licence specifying the routes to be operated;

(c) to require licence holders to notify the ATLA of specific events; provide the ATLA with audited financial statements every year; and inform the ATLA of their financial difficulties or intention to cease to operate air services or such cessation;

(d) to give the ATLA powers to require licence holders to provide relevant information for assessing their financial position; suspend or revoke licences; attach new licence conditions or vary existing ones; and to grant temporary licences; and

(e) to update the existing penalties for using any aircraft in contravention of the provisions of the Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations, and to introduce new offences in respect of failure to comply with the proposed notification requirements.

Given the proposed adoption of an airline-based approach, there will be appropriate transitional arrangements for existing licence holders. The fee structure will also be revised.

The opportunity is also taken to amend the law so that an airline other than a local airline need not obtain a licence from the ATLA before leasing a Hong Kong-registered aircraft to operate scheduled air services between Hong Kong and another place as it suffices for the airline to be regulated by an operating permit issued by the Civil Aviation Department.

The legislative amendments will come into operation on a date to be appointed by the Secretary for Transport and Housing.

The ATLA, established under the Air Transport (Licensing of Air Services) Regulations, is responsible for granting licences to local airlines to operate scheduled air services between Hong Kong and any point in the world.
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Chase for place in the skies not taken lightly
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hong Kong and mainland-based airlines will soon be equipped with cabin seats that have been designed in the SAR.

The Hong Kong Productivity Council said production of the cabin seats, which comply with international aviation safety standards, will begin in mid-2013.

Initially, the plan is to target domestic and mainland airlines.

"We started with the development of an aircraft cabin seat to help our industry take off," council chairman Clement Chen Cheng-jen said yesterday.

"Now after successfully acquiring the know-how and capabilities to develop a prototype, we believe our industry is one step closer to our goal."

The back of the prototype seat is formed from carbon fiber composites, which are 30 to 40 percent lighter than the aluminum alloy that is traditionally used.

Apart from the Airbus 340, the seat can be fitted on various long haul and wide-bodied passenger aircraft.

"The aviation parts industry is technology-intensive, with high standards in both quality and safety," Chen said.

"Each step in the production process has to be accurate and meet current quality-control standards."

Traditional aluminum alloy seats are imported from the United States.

Since the production line will be set up in the Pearl River Delta, costs will be 30 percent lower than those of overseas competitors.

"Our next target will be to diversify into manufacturing other in-cabin equipment, such as trolleys, toilet seats, pantry fittings, storage cabinets and cabin seats for the crew," Chen said.

As part of the move, six local firms have formed a consortium - Universal Aviation Industrial.

It is the first and only local aviation parts manufacturer.

The council will transfer the technology to the company as well as help it set up an assembly line in Dongguan that complies with Hong Kong airworthiness requirements.

In addition, the council will consolidate into a technical manual all the design documents, production procedures, test results as well as the experience and technologies acquired from the project and share it with the industry.
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Hong Kong Customs seizes heroin at the airport
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 19) arrested a 52-year-old woman at the Hong Kong International Airport and seized 2.7 kg of heroin with a retail value of about $2.13 million.

Yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted the woman arriving from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for inspection at the arrival hall of the airport and found 2.7 kg of heroin in the concealed compartment of her luggage.

The arrested woman, declaring as a businesswoman, will be charged with one count of "Trafficking in a Dangerous Drug" and will appear in Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (November 21).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

A spokesman for Hong Kong Customs said today (November 20), "This is the fourth cross-boundary heroin trafficking case detected by Hong Kong Customs at the airport in the past 30 days, with a total of four persons arrested. The previous three cases were detected in late October with a total seizure of 3.3 kg of heroin and one man and two women, aged from 30 to 41, arrested."

In order to effectively combat the cross-boundary drug trafficking, Hong Kong Customs will continue to enlist close cooperation among law enforcement agencies worldwide and strengthen the intelligence exchange with them.
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Accident bulletin on East Asia Airlines helicopter accident released
Friday, November 18, 2011
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In accordance with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations (Cap. 448 sub. leg. B), an inspector's investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances and causes of the ditching accident involving an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter (registration mark B-MHJ) operated by East Asia Airlines at Victoria Harbour on July 3, 2010.

The investigation team today (November 18) released Accident Bulletin 4/2011 as an update to Accident Bulletin 2/2010 issued on July 27, 2010, and the Interim Statement 2/2011 issued on June 29.

A spokesman of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said that the objective of the investigation is to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident with a view to preventing accidents and preserving life in the future. It is not for apportioning blame or liability.

"The updated bulletin contains information relating to the accident as determined up to the time of issue, and must be regarded as tentative," he said.

"The focus of the investigation is to identify the circumstances leading to the breakage of the White Blade and the detachment of the tail rotor and tail gearbox assembly. According to the forensic engineering analysis completed by a defence technology agency in the United Kingdom with expertise in forensic engineering of aircraft composites commissioned by the investigation team, the examined samples of the Blue Blade, Yellow Blade and the remaining portion of the White Blade indicate that these blades did not comply fully with AgustaWestland's specifications. The investigation team considered that the manufacturing process of the AW139 tail rotor blades should be reviewed. Also, further static, fatigue, dynamic and aerodynamic tests and analyses would be required to determine the cause of the breakage of the White Blade and the detachment of the tail rotor and tail gearbox assembly. The investigation team issued two recommendations."

The spokesperson added, "The investigation team will continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident."

The full Accident Bulletin 4/2011 is attached in the Annex. It is also available for download at the CAD webpage (www.cad.gov.hk/english/reports.html).

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Airport Authority Reports Strong 2011/2012 Interim Results
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(HONG KONG, 28 November 2011) – Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today announced the unaudited interim financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2011. Revenue and profit attributable to equity shareholder increased 15% and 24% respectively from the same period last year, to HK$5,921 million and HK$2,432 million.

Fuelled by the high and sustained economic growth on the Mainland, which has benefitted Hong Kong economy as well, passenger throughput and aircraft movements at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continued to grow steadily during the period under review. A total of 27.6 million passengers and 168,160 aircraft movements were recorded in the first half of fiscal 2011/2012, up 6% and 9% respectively from a year earlier.

Cargo volume, however, declined 7% to about two million tonnes in the same period due to soft market demand and a volatile global economy.

Commenting on the results, AAHK Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung said, "Strong passenger traffic and aircraft movements at HKIA led to increased turnover from airport charges, and increasing spending power of passengers boosted retail revenues significantly, by 28% over the same period last year."

Mr Hui said he remains confident that air traffic will continue to grow over the second half of the fiscal year, though at a slower pace. He also cautioned that the intensifying European debt problem and growing uncertainties in the global economy could further impact foreign trade between the Mainland and the rest of the world, exerting greater pressure on air cargo performance.

Mr Hui said, "Although some economists believe that an economic recession appears probable in the near term, we are optimistic about the long-term prospects of HKIA as Hong Kong further integrates with the Mainland, which is the powerhouse of global economic growth.

"To meet anticipated growth demand in the medium term and maintain a reliable, safe and quality service, we began Phase 1 of the midfield development in the third quarter of 2011. We have also embarked on a three-year, HK$496 million rejuvenation programme to overhaul several of the existing airport utilities, such as airfield ground lighting, loading bridges and the baggage handling system."

William Lo, Executive Director, Finance, AAHK, added, "Over the past years, AAHK has set a good track record of maintaining prudent financial discipline in managing HKIA. We continue to invest in airport facilities to meet increase in demand and enhance service standards. Containing operating costs will remain one of our highest priorities given the high inflation environment in Hong Kong."

During the period under review, AAHK completed a three-month consultation for the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030 to solicit views of the general public and stakeholders on the long-term growth direction of HKIA. AAHK will make its recommendations on the preferred development direction to the Government by the end of the year.

Six new airlines, namely Mega Maldives, Air Busan, Mongolian Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Airphil Express and Nordic Global Airlines, began operations at the airport between April and September this year, while Male and Ulan Bator were added as new destinations during the period. With these new additions, there are more than 100 airlines operating over 900 flights a day to approximately 160 destinations worldwide from HKIA.

Meanwhile, the number of passengers using the airport's cross-boundary ferry services at SkyPier, which covers eight ferry ports in the Pearl River Delta, experienced a year-on-year growth of 7% to about 1.2 million. A new record on single month passenger flow was reached in August when SkyPier received 250,000 - just one month after setting the previous single-month record in July 2011.

In addition, 945,000 passengers used the Mainland coach and limousine service at HKIA during the period, up 11% from a year earlier.

HKIA also continued to place significant emphasis on people as one of the airport's major assets. As a result of continued expansion of activities at HKIA, which have created more job opportunities, the HKIA community including the home-base airlines held a three-day career expo offering over 6,000 openings across a wide variety of job types in August. The job expo met with great enthusiasm and response from the community.

The 2011/2012 interim financial results were reviewed by an independent auditor and approved by the Board of the Airport Authority.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 03:11 PM   #3940
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does anybody knows what happend in march/april/may 2003? Becouse a lot of airports in China, Taiwan and Japan decreased traffic movements. For example traffic at HKG dropped down 80% during april 2003. Was it some weather disaster? thanx
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