China lacks sufficient airports for general aviation jets

August 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Global Times China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Tuesday issued its plan to boost the general aviation industry, but without enough airports, the fledgling sector will still struggle to take wing.

The landing and parking fee for general aviation aircraft at civil airports will be cut by 40 and 50 percent beginning September 1, in a “move to improve general aviation operation market and support its develop-ment,” said a statement on the CAAC website.

According to the statement, the benchmark price of landing is 120 yuan ($ 17.7) per flight, and 100 yuan ($14.7) for 24-hour parking per flight.

General aviation refers to all civil aviation activities except scheduled passenger flights and mainly covers emergency rescue, cultural and sports activities, ocean and environment exploration and business flights.

Insiders said, however, the fee reduction will have little effect on the general aviation market development due to a lack of airports…more

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