China is redoubling efforts to keep its outstanding commercial air safety record, despite the challenge of 15% annual traffic growth that it expects to continue for some years. The civil aviation bureau is clamping down on airline managers coming into the industry without any background in aviation, is adding inspectors at a furious pace and is issuing new regulations to keep airlines focused on safety. Xu Chaoqun, China’s deputy director for flight standards, confirms that the raft ...

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