BEIJING—Air China and Sichuan Airlines will each begin receiving Airbus A350s early in August following delayed Chinese validation of the type’s airworthiness certification. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) validated the A350’s European Aviation Safety Agency type certificate on July 16, said an industry source in China who has seen the CAAC document. Chinese airlines could not accept A350s until the CAAC validated the type certificate. The agency has at ...


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