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Name: CHINA EASTERN XI BEI
7JetSet7 Code: CNW
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: CHINA
City: XI'AN
Country: CHINA
Employees 5000
Web: cnwa.com
Email:
Telephone: +86 29 729 8000
Fax: +86 21 6268 6116
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CNW-LOGO

FORMED IN 1989. FORMERLY CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
NO 2 FENG HAO ROAD
LAODONG NANLU
XI'AN, SHANXI PROVINCE 710082, CHINA

China (People's Republic of China) was established in 1949, it covers an area of 9,560,980 sq km, its population is 1,265 million, its capital city is Beijing, and its official language is Chinese.

JULY 1993: ACCDT: (CNW) B AE 146 CRASHED ON TAKEOFF, YINCHUAN AIRPORT (NEAR GREAT WALL), = 55 FATALITIES OF 5 (FC) - (CA)/108 PASSENGERS.

DECEMBER 1993: STILL UNDER CAAC (CAC).

70 DOMESTIC ROUTES, AND REGIONAL TO HONG KONG, NAGOYA, AND SINGAPORE. APPLIED FOR THAILAND AND MACAU.

A300B4-605 & B AE 146 DELIVERIES.

JUNE 1994: ACCDT: (CNW) TU-154M CRASHED AT XI'AN ON TAKEOFF, X-WIRED AUTOPILOT YAW & ROLL, = ALL 14 (FC) - (CA)/146 PASSENGERS FATALITIES.

NOVEMBER 1994: A300B4-605 (CF6-80C2A5) DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 1995: TU-154M RETURNED TO BAIKAL AIRLINES (BKL).

SEPTEMBER 1996: 10 ORDERS A320.

NOVEMBER 1996: (CASC) ALLOCATED 10 A320'S (CFM56-5B4) TO CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW).

DECEMBER 1996: HARBIN - SHANGHAI - ZHUHAI (A300).

JANUARY 1997: PURCHASED NANJING AIRLINES.

NOVEMBER 1997: 1ST A320 OF 10. NOW 5 A300-600R'S & 3 A310'S.

DECEMBER 1997: 1 A320-214 (754).

APRIL 1998: 4,124 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1998: SELLS 3 OF 9 TU-154M'S TO KAZAKHSTAN AND REPLACES WITH A320'S.

JUNE 1998: 1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) DELIVERY. 7 TU-154M'S SOLD TO SAYAKHAT.

SEPTEMBER 1998: 1 A320-214 (838).

OCTOBER 1998: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 1.49 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 37.28 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 1.30 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

NOVEMBER 1998: 2 A320-214'S (897; 909), DELIVERIES.

FEBRUARY 1999: A320-214 (939, B-2378), DELIVERY.

APRIL 1999: 4,124 EMPLOYEES.

2 A320-214'S (967; 984), (ILF) 10 YEAR LEASED.

MAY 1999: A320-214 (986) DELIVERY. 1 ORDER (JULY 1999) A320-200 (CFM56-5B4) (A041), INDIGO (INZ) 10 YEAR LEASED.

AUGUST 1999: THE CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA (CAAC) APPROVES MERGER OF AIR CHINA (BEJ) WITH CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN). RUMOR NOW THAT CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW) MAY MERGE WITH CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) AND CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA). ALSO, POSSIBLE MERGER OF CHINA SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (XIN) WITH YUNNAN AIRLINES (YUN), AND SICHUAN AIRLINES (SIC).

SEPTEMBER 1999: 1ST 8 MONTHS = 3.52 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 105.38 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 2.20 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

MARCH 2000: 1999 = 4.22 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 142.97 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 2.98 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

APRIL 2000: TO SEOUL.

4,906 EMPLOYEES.

(http://www.virtual-airline.co.uk/china-northwest.html).

1ST QUARTER = 893.65 MILLION (RPK); 23.65 MILLION (FTK); 698,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

1 A300B4-605R (CF6) (603), RETURNED TO (GEH), LEASED TO OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (OLY).

JUNE 2000: THE (CAAC) (CAC) IS TO BAN ALL CHINESE-MADE YUN AIRPLANES & ALL RUSSIAN TUPOLEV AIRPLANES FROM ALL SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHTS FROM JUNE 2001.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 4.22 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+16.5%); 56.9% LF LOAD FACTOR; 142.97 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (+30.1%); 2.98 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+4.5%); 4,900 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2000: SHANGHAI - NAHA (OKINAWA) (2/WEEK).

SEPTEMBER 2000: 1ST 6 MONTHS = 1.96 BILLION (RPK) (+18.1%); 49.07 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC (+2.5%); 1.58 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+24%).

OCTOBER 2000: 1 A320-214 (1316), DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 A320-214 (1345, B-2213), DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 2000: SHANDONG AIRLINES (SHG) INITIATES TALKS TO TAKE OVER CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW).

1ST 9 MONTHS = 3.32 BILLION (RPK), 85.63 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 2.64 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

LANZHOU - TAIYUAN - SHENYANG.

FEBRUARY 2001: TO KAGOSHIMA, MATSUYAMA, SAPPORO, AND TOKYO. CONVERTS LANZHOU - SHANGHAI - SAPPORO FROM CHARTER TO SCHEDULED SERVICE.

1 B AE 146-300 HEAVY MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ).

JUNE 2001: 1ST QUARTER = 948.44 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC, 19.43 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 716,000 PASSENGERS (PAX). 2000 = 3.43 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX), 6TH IN CHINA, AFTER: 1 CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) 16.49 MILLION; 2 CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA) 8.97 MILLION; 3 AIR CHINA (BEJ) 8.06 MILLION; 4 CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) 5.19 MILLION; 5 CHINA SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (XIN) 5.05 MILLION.

JULY 2001: SIGNS BUSINESS INITIATIVE WITH CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA), AND YUNNAN AIRLINES (YUN), INCLUDING ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE, POOLING OF SPARES, AND GROUND HANDLING.

SHANGHAI TO SAPPORO (A320, 2/WEEK).

SEPTEMBER 2001: 2/5 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 2002) TU-204-120C'S (RB211-535E4B) FREIGHTERS FROM SIROCCO AEROSPACE INTERNATIONAL.

OCTOBER 2001: TO PUSAN, KOREA (2/WEEK).

JANUARY 2002: 2001 = 5.34 BILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 90.14 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 3.44 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX).

FEBRUARY 2002: GOVERNMENT FINALLY OK'S CONSOLIDATION OF CHINA'S AVIATION BY MERGER OF 9 (CAAC) CONTROLLED OPERATORS INTO 3 GROUPS: CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN), AIR CHINA (BEJ), & CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA), WHO HAVE 80% OF DOMESTIC MARKET: (GUN), INCLUDING CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) & XINJIANG AIRLINES (XIJ), WITH LARGEST FLEET OF 180 AIRPLANES, 50.1 BILLION YUAN/$6.05 BILLION ASSETS, & >34,000 EMPLOYEES; (BEJ), INCLUDING CHINA SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (XIN) & CHINA NATIONAL, WITH FLEET OF 118 AIRPLANES, 56.05 BILLION YUAN, & >20,300 EMPLOYEES; & (CEA), INCLUDING CHINA NORTHWEST AIRLINES (CNW) & YUNNAN AIRLINES (YUN), WITH FLEET OF 118 AIRPLANES, 47.3 BILLION YUAN ASSETS, & >25,000 EMPLOYEES.

APRIL 2002: (http://www.cnwa.com).

June 2002: Sirocco Aerospace acquires 25% of Tupolov Design Bureau and Aviastar-SP in exchange for $280M investment, including $95M in Aviastar to build 5 Tu-204-120C's with RB211's ordered by China Northwest Airlines (CNW) and China Southwest Airlines (XIN).

July 2002: Lanzhou - Hong Kong (weekly).

September 2002: Eastern Air Group begins to take shape with consolidation of China Eastern Airlines (CEA) with Yunnan Airlines (YUN) and China Northwestern Airlines (CNW) airlines.

October 2002: (CAAC) announces the formation of 6 aviation groups: Air China Group (China National Aviation Holding Company); China Eastern Airlines; China Southern Airlines; China Aviation Oil Group; China Aviation Information Group; and China Aviation Equipment Group. These groups will operate independently. The (CAAC) no longer owns the state-owned assets of these groups, and will not take responsibility for their operating losses. The (CAAC) cuts its economic ties with these companies, and retreats to functioning only as an industry regulator. The assets of the 3 consolidated airline groups, comprise 80% of the industry's total assets. Their strength and ability to compete internationally, has been significantly enhanced through this restructuring.

2 A320-214's (533, B-2224; 548 B-2214), ex-(SWS) deliveries. 1 A320, ex-Sabena (SAB), Pembroke (PEB) leased.

August 2003: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) expects to conclude the integration of China Northwest Airlines (CNW) and Yunnan Airlines (YUN) by the end of 2003.

October 2003: 2 A320-214's (533, B-2224; 548, B-2214), returned to lessor.

December 2003: China Northwest Airlines has been renamed "China Eastern Xi Bei" following its consolidation with the China Eastern Group.

April 2004: 5,000 employees.

February 2006: Chinese domestic airlines flew a record 138 million passengers in 2005, a rise of +15% over 2004 and double the number of 2000. The figure is expected to double again in the next five years, according to Gao Geng, the vice minister of the General Administration of Civil Aviation in China. Cargo and airmail throughput rose +14% to 3.04 million tons in 2005 and also is expected to double in the next five years. However, profit margins will remain tight within the sector. He noted revenues in the sector had grown to CNY170 billion/$21.09 billion at the end of 2005, but profits in the past five years had amounted to only CNY10 billion.

July 2010: China Eastern Xi Bei Airlines (CNW) is a major Chinese carrier operating domestic, regional, & international routes, with its main base in Xi'an, and hubs at Lanzhou, Nanjing, & Zhuhai.

Parent organization/shareholders: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) Group (100%).

Owns: Nanjing Airlines (80%).

Main Base: Xi'an-Xianyang International Airport (XIY).

Hubs: Zhuhai airport (ZUH); Lanzhou airport (LHW); & Nanjing International airport (NKG).

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CNW

April 2014:

4 +3/4 ORDERS A300B4-605 (CF6-80C2A5) (603 RTND 2000-04), (584, /91 B-2309; 741, /94 B-2317; 725, /94 B-2324; 763, /96 B-2330).

3 A310-222 (JT9D-7R4E1) (311, /84 B-2301; 320, /84 B-2302; 419 /86 B-2303) WINGLETS, (PWC) LSD. 18F, 210Y.

11 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (665; 754) (939, B-2378) (967; 984), (ILF) 10 YR LSD; 1041 IN 1999-07, (INZ) 10 YR LSD, 1 (TCI) LSD 1999-05 (986), (1316, B-2212, 2000-10; 1345, B-2213, 2000-11). 665; 754; TRANSFERRED TO (CEA) 2003-03. 8F, 150Y.

0 A320-214 (533, B-2224; 548 B-2214), EX-(SWS), (AFIS) LSD. 533; & 548; RTND 2003-10.

1 A321-231 (1596).

3 B AE 146-100 (LYC ALF502R-5) (E1019, /86 B-2701; E1026, /86 B-2702, E1032, /86 B-2703), 82Y.

7 B AE 146-300 (ALF507-1H) (E3207, /92 B-2711; E3212, /92 B-2712; E3214, /92 B-2715; E3216, /93 B-2717; E3222, /93 B-2718; E3218, /93 B-2719; E3219, /93 B-2720), 112Y.

2 AN-2.

1 AN-24 (LYC AL-24).

4 TU-154M (SOL D-30KY), LSD, 3 ST KAZAKHSTAN (1998-05).

2/5 ORDERS TU-204-120C (RB211-535E4B) FREIGHTERS.

11 Y-5 (HS 5), 12Y.

1 Y-7-100 (WJ5A-1).

Management:
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GAO JUNQUI, PRESIDENT.

LIU KAIDA, VP (COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARY).

QIAO XINSHAN, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.

LIU HAITIAN, DIRECTOR PLANNING.

ZHOU QIHUA, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE.

 
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