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How has Pilatus worked China JV?

This has interested me enough to update my annual blog today :) Pilatus Aircraft Industry issued a release today following on from December's news that it was to set up shop in China. It formally opened up on  August 5th in Chongqing. The new joint venture with TXJY – Beijing Tian Xing Jian Yu Science has an  initial contract to supply  50 PC-12s/PC-6s - but the release doesn't say where they're going. One of the reasons cited for the move is the gradual opening up of Chinese air space - indeed this has been part of the current five year [...]

Stuck in the middle with you as Taiwan navigates new bizav territory

January 5, 2011 @ 12:35
by lizmoscrop
RIP Gerry Rafferty, who passed away yesterday. One of your most famous songs comes to mind as Taiwan's government gets into the business jet charter business.  Last Saturday Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) flew from Taichung City to the coastal island of Kinmen in an Astra SP aircraft it imported in 2000. The company aims to run both domestic and international charters, flying to Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Macau, Manila Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. China is the big prize of course. In November the first privately owned Taiwanese charter company Win Air took delivery of a Gulfstream G550 in [...]