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Formed and started operations in 2015. Domestic, regional & international, cargo jet airplane services and mail transportation business.
Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
Ningxia Autonomous Region, China
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May 2015: News Item A-1: Approved on May 8, 2015, Ningxia Cargo Airlines (NGX), the 1st cargo carrier based in West China, has filed an application to the (CAAC) SW Regional Administration for a public air operator's certificate (AOC). The (CAAC) completed preliminary check and released details on its official website.
The new cargo entity, based in the Ningxia Autonomous Region, has a registered capital of 120 million yuan. Shan'xi Tongyang Investment Management, which has a 53% holding, is the major stakeholder. Xi'an Huijie Logistics Company has a 44% stake and Shannxi Xiangyu Logistics Company, Shanghai Chongda International Freight Company, Shan'xi International Air Freight hold the rest.
Ningxia Cargo Airlines (NGX) will be a limited company with Mr Shen Huawei, ex-General Manager of Shannxi International Freight, as its legal representative and President.
Based at Yinchuan Hedong Airport in the Ningxia Autonomous Region, (NGX), the new cargo airline will be licensed for domestic cargo & mail transportation business (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), using Boeing 737-300F freighters.
Currently, the new joint venture (JV) has made some preparations for getting the operating license from the (CAAC). It was approved to buy 3 Boeing 737-300Fs from Zhejiang Loong Airlines (ZLA), Registration (B-2954, B-2949 and B-2584). Furthermore, the aviation authority has given the green light to the painting plan of its airplanes.
(NGX) also signed a (CAAC) agreement on ground services with China West Airport Group and Ningxia air traffic control station of Air Traffic Management Bureau. The (CAAC) agreed to provide civil aviation communication, meteorology and flight information for the airline.
Moreover, the aviation authority assigned 128.875 MHZ as its management channel frequency. After (NGX) was registered officially by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Air Traffic Management Bureau of (CAAC) assigned (HTK) code and "Lingbird" as English radio call sign for the airline; while it will employ (HT) as its (IATA) code. What's more, (NGX) also made other preparations, including insurance, legal articles, and more.
Currently, Ningxia Cargo Airlines (NGX) has enrolled 10 pilots (FC), 17 maintenance staff (MT), 6 flight dispatchers and 7 welders for the initial operation.
(IATA) Code: HT. (ICAO) Code: HTK - (Callsign - LINGBIRD).
June 2015: News Item A-1: The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved an air operatorís certificate (AOC) for Ningxia Cargo Airlines (NGX), which is to become the 1st local carrier in the Ningxia Autonomous Region.
The new venture, which is scheduled to launch its inaugural flight in September, will take delivery of 3 Boeing 737s acquired from Zhejiang Loong Airlines (ZLA) in August.
(NGX) plans to expand its fleet to 50 airplanes by 2020 and open some domestic routes and international routes to the Middle East, SE Asian, and NE Asian countries.
July 2015: Ningxia Cargo Airlines (NGX) will build an aviation hub for connection with the Arab countries, said Deputy Chief of China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) Wang Zhiqing.
Talking to the VP of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Wang Heshan, Wang Zhiqing said based on the "Belt And Road" initiative, (NGX) should give full play to its advantages, improve connections with surrounding airports, and open more international routes.
He added that China's (CAAC) will support Ningxia civil aviation development in terms of opening new air routes and acquiring new technology.
On his part, Wang Heshan said, (NGX) has an aviation network, with Yinchuan Hedong International Airport as the center, and Zhongwei plus Guyuan branch airports as the branches. The network has greatly promoted local economic developments, Wang added.