Perhaps it was just a coincidence. But on the very day that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) got a public dressing down from Premier Li Keqiang for taking too long, the agency finally approved Chinese operation of the Airbus A350. Air China and Sichuan Airlines each say they will each begin receiving Airbus A350s early in August. These A350s had been doing nothing but enjoying the sunshine in Toulouse while the manufacturer and airlines awaited authorization from China, as ...


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