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Name: CHINA EASTERN WUHAN AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: WUH
Status: Operational
Region: CHINA
City: WUHAN
Country: CHINA
Employees 600
Web:
Email: wuhanair@public.wh.hb.cn
Telephone: +86 27 63 603 888
Fax: +86 21 6268 6116
Sita: WUHUFWU
Background
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Click below for data links:
WUH-MAP
WUH-MAR05
WUH-VISIT THE CHINESE WALL

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1986. DOMESTIC & REGIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
435 JIANSHE AVENUE
WUHAN, HUBEI 430030, 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.

AUGUST 1994: SERVICES IN AND FROM HUBEI PROVINCE TO BEIJING, CHENGDU, CHONGQING, DALIAN, ENSHI, FUZHOU, GUANGZHOU, HAIKOU, GUIYANG, HANGZHOU, HUANGYAN, KUNMING, NANJING, NINGBO, XIAN, SHANGHAI, SHANTOU, SHENYANG, SHENZHEN, TIANJIN, WENZHOU, XIAMEN, AND YIWU.

2 ORDERS (JULY 1995) 737-300'S.

JULY 1995: 1 B AE 146, (MNG) LEASED. 1 737 "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK, AT (AMECO) (BEJ) & 1 737 "C" CHECK, AT CAMEC.

MAY 1996: CELEBRATED 10 YEARS OPERATIONS!

SEPTEMBER 1996: CHENG YAO KUN, GENERAL MANAGER, REQUESTS MORE TIME BEFORE SIGNING DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT (DA) FOR +1 737-300, SINCE NO OK FROM (CAAC) YET.

737-3Q8'S (B-2918) & (B-2928) HAD "2C" MAINTENANCE CHECK.

NOVEMBER 1996: CITY OF WUHAN TO CLOSE WANG JIA DUN, MILITARY
AIRFIELD. WUHAN AIRLINES, MUST MOVE THEIR OPERATIONS TO NEW, TIAN HE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 25 KM FROM CITY, WHERE ALL OTHER OPERATORS FLY INTO WUHAN. CONSTRUCTION OF AIRLINE OFFICES, AT NEW SITE, IS UNCLEAR.

1 B AE 146 WET-LEASED UNTIL APRIL 1997. TO OPEN BRANCH IN YI CHANG, AND BASE 2 Y-7'S THERE. WANTS TO LEASE ANOTHER 737 BEFORE THE END OF 1996. 5TH Y-7 DELIVERY.

JANUARY 1997: NEGOTIATING 1 737-300, WIEN AIR ALASKA (WIE), 4 YEAR LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1997: INSPECTING WIEN AIR ALASKA (WIE) 737-300 (PS654). TO LOCATE 3 737-300'S TO GUANGZHOU, FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR, CHARTER FLIGHTS.

APRIL 1997: 1 737-300 (PL382), WIEN AIR ALASKA (WIE) LEASED. TO GO
TO TEXAS TO TAKE DELIVERY SOON.

AUGUST 1997: 1 ORDER (DECEMBER 1997) 737-3M8 (25015), EX-GERMANIA (GER), 5 YEAR WIEN AIR ALASKA (WIE) LEASED.

OCTOBER 1997: NEW "STAR AIRLINE UNION" WITH 5 REGIONAL AIRLINES: SHENZHEN AIRLINES (SHZ), HAINAN AIRLINES (HNA), ZHONGYANG AIRLINES (ZHO), SICHUAN AIRLINES (SIC), & SHANDONG AIRLINES (SHG), TO SHARE PARTS, TECHNICAL FACILITIES, & RESOURCES, CHECK-IN, & PRE-FLIGHT SERVICES.

DECEMBER 1997: 4TH 737-300 (29087) DELIVERY. POSSIBLE SHORT TERM LEASE OF (LOT) POLISH AIRLINES 737-300 (28668).

MARCH 1998: 1 OF 3 737-300'S SLATED FOR ZHONGYANG AIRLINES (ZHO), MAY BE DELIVERED TO WUHAN AIRLINES (WUH) IN 1999.

APRIL 1998: 200 EMPLOYEES.

JUNE 1998: 1 ORDER (AUGUST 1998) 737-300 (29244), SUNROCK (SNR) LEASED.

JULY 1998: RESTRUCTURES, UNDER DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING, INTO 3 GROUPS: TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION - QUALITY CONTROL & INSPECTION, TECHNICAL ENGINEERING STAFF, MAINTENANCE RELIABILITY CONTROL CENTER, & TRAINING; FIELD MAINTENANCE - 737 & Y7, REPAIR SHOPS; MATERIAL & FIELD - MATERIAL & SPARE PARTS, FUEL & OIL, STOCKROOM.

MIAO GUO LIN, VICE DIRECTOR TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION; & QIN YUN LIANG, VICE DIRECTOR FIELD MAINTENANCE.

AUGUST 1998: 5TH ANNIVERSARY!

737-300 (29244) DELIVERY, SUNROCK (SNR) LEASED, TO TRAMCO, FOR POST DELIVERY MODIFICATIONS.

NOVEMBER 1998: WINS $20.8 MILLION VERDICT AGAINST TEXAS-BASED, WIEN AIR ALASKA (WIE), FOR 737'S THAT WERE NOT LEASED, IN 1997.

FEBRUARY 1999: 2 ORDERS (MARCH 2001) 737-800'S.

APRIL 1999: 200 EMPLOYEES. SITA: WUHUFWU.

MAY 1999: 6TH 737-300 (PR082, B-2969) DELIVERY.

JUNE 1999: A NEW PRACTICE GAINING POPULARITY AMONG AIRLINE MANAGEMENT IN CHINA, IS TO HOLD CERTAIN LEVELS OF EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBLE FOR SELLING 3 TO 5 AIRLINE TICKETS/MONTH, & IF QUOTA IS MISSED, A SALARY REDUCTION OCCURS.

JULY 1999: WUHAN AIRLINES (WUH) ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, MOVE TO NEW 4 STOREY FACILITY, LOCATED NEAR ENTRANCE TO WANG JIA DUN AIRFIELD, WHICH COST $1 MILLION TO RENOVATE.

SEPTEMBER 1999: 2 Y7-100 TURBOPROPS, 52Y PAX, FOR TOTAL 7.

NOVEMBER 1999: MEDIA STATES WUHAN AIRLINES (WUH) PLANS TO ORDER AT LEAST 5 717-200'S.

1ST 10 MONTHS = 64.53 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, 1.02 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC, 707,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

DECEMBER 1999: CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES OF FACILITIES AT NEWER, TIEN HE AIRPORT (35 MINUTES DRIVE FROM CITY), WITH 4 FLOORS BUILT OF EVENTUAL 7 FLOOR LEVELS. RAMP AREA IS SUPPOSED TO CATER FOR UP TO 16 AIRPLANES.

5/5 ORDERS CANADAIR CRJ-200.

APRIL 2000: 200 EMPLOYEES.

2 ORDERS (NOVEMBER 2000) 717-200'S.

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

ACCDT: (WUH) Y-7 (B3479) CRASHED ON APPROACH TO WUHAN = ALL 4 (FC)-(CA)/38 PASSENGERS KILLED +7 KILLED ON GROUND. CAUSE DUE TO HUMAN ERROR.

JULY 2000: 645 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 1.02 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 707,000 PASSENGERS (PAX); 200 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2000: PLANS TO MOVE FROM WANG JIA DUN AIRPORT, DOWNTOWN TO TIAN HE AIRPORT, 25 KM FROM DOWNTOWN AT THE END OF 2000.

NOVEMBER 2000: CANCELS LEASE OF 717-200'S.

DECEMBER 2000: 5 ORDERS XIAN MA60'S.

MARCH 2001: 1 737-86R (30494, B-2660), (CIT) AEROSPACE (TCI) LEASED.

APRIL 2001: MAIN BASE: WUHAN AIRPORT (NANHU).

FLIGHT & MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS HAVE COMPLETED RELOCATION TO TIAN HE AIRPORT. THIS AIRPORT IS ALSO THE BASE FOR CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN)'S, HUBEI BRANCH.

MAY 2001: 1 ERJ-135 & 1 ERJ-145 DELIVERIES.

JUNE 2001: JOINS CHINA SKY AVIATION ENTERPRISE GROUP ALLIANCE (CSAEGA): INCLUDING SHANDONG AIRLINES (SHG), SHANGHAI AIRLINES (SHA), SICHUAN AIRLINES (SIC), SHENZHEN AIRLINES (SHZ), AND CHINA POSTAL AIRLINES. IN 2000, 6 AIRLINES CARRIED 8.1 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (35% OF DOMESTIC MARKET), WITH 103 AIRPLANES, AND 533 ROUTES. WILL CODE SHARE, JOINT MANAGE AIRPLANES, EQUIPMENT, GROUND HANDLING, ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE, AND CARGO.

1 737-86R (30495, B-2665) DELIVERY. +5 ORDERS EMBRAER ERJ-145'S, TO
REPLACE Y7-100'S.

JANUARY 2002: COMPLETES 1ST "D" MAINTENANCE CHECK ON 737-300 (B2918) AT JINAN. 2ND 737-300 (B-2919) TO HAVE "D" CHECK IN MARCH 2002.

MARCH 2002: CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES (CEA) IS NEGOTIATING TO BUY 40% OF WUHAN AIRLINES (WUH) FOR $36M.

600 EMPLOYEES.

737-300 "D" CHECK, AT JINAN.

September 2002: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) completes acquisition of 40% of Wuhan Airlines (WUH), for 240 Million Yuan/$29 Million, with (WUH) now becoming "China Eastern Airlines Wuhan" in corporate colors. (WUH)'s other shareholders are: Wuhan State-owned Assets Office (40%); Shanghai Junyao (18%); & Wuhan High-technology (2%). The Wuhan State-owned Assets Office, will appoint a Chairman, and (CEA) will appoint a General Manager.

November 2002: 737-800 (B-2665), 1st "C" maintenance check at Chengdu.

December 2002: 737-36R (2970-29087, B-2988), transferred to China Eastern Airlines (CEA).

June 2003: 800 employees.

August 2004: China Eastern Airlines (CEA)), parent has 5 orders Blended Winglet shipsets as Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) to be installed on delivery of 737-800's in 2005 for subsidiaries China Eastern Shanxi Branch (CHG), Taiyuan, and Wuhan Airlines (WUH).

March 2005: 737-800, (ILF) leased delivery.

November 2005: 5 orders (2006-02) Embraer ERJ-145's (Harbin assembled).

January 2006: China Eastern Airlines Wuhan (WUH)'s board approved the purchase of 5 ERJ-145LRs from Harbin Embraer, the joint venture between Embraer and AVIC II. China Airlines Jiangsu previously ordered 5 ERJ-145s

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 5 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 5 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 5 years had amounted to only CNY10 billion.

February 2006: China Eastern Airlines Wuhan (WUH) operates domestic scheduled flights from Wuhan and an international route to Thailand.

Parent organization/shareholders: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) (96%); other (2%); state-owned Assets Supervision & Administration Commission 2%); and others (2%).

(wuhanair@public.wh.hb.cn).

Main Base: Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH).

April 2012: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) will inject CNY1.05 billion/$165.8 million into its Wuhan subsidiary, China Eastern Wuhan Airlines (WUH), to enhance its position in central China. (CEA) said the Wuhan government will also invest CNY700 million. The 2 transactions will increase (WUH)’s registered capital to CNY1.75 billion from CNY600 million. (CEA) remains the controlling stakeholder with 60% ownership, while the Wuhan local government holds 40%. Formerly known as Wuhan Airlines (WUH), it will add 5 airplanes with the investment, expanding its fleet to 50. It plans to transport 7 million passengers and 70,000 tonnes in cargo traffic by 2015.

Over the next 5 years, (WUH) plans to add at least 8 international routes from Wuhan to Japan, Korea and other SE Asian countries. (WUH) is scheduled to launch Wuhan - Singapore service on April 19.

Last month, (WUH) Chairman Liu Shaoyong called on the Chinese government to make an $18 billion - $20 billion capital injection into China’s big 3 state-owned carriers to alleviate increasing financial pressures.

July 2015: China Eastern Airlines Wuhan (WUH), a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines (CEA), took delivery of 2 Boeing 737-800s in the past 2 months, expanding its fleet size to 28 airplanes.

One of 737-800s (B-1515), joined the fleet of China Eastern Wuhan (WUH) on June 25. Another 737-800 (B-6017), was delivered to the branch company on July 14.

The newly introduced 737-800s enhance (WUH)'s transport capacity and helps it meet growing travel demand during the summer season.

Fleet:
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September 2017:

0 ORDERS 717-200, (PEB) LSD, CANCELED (5).

2 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3B2) (2192-24986, /92 B-2928; 2268-24987, /92 B-2918; 2550-26294, /93 B-2919), 2 EX-(TAP), (ILF) 7 YR LSD, 24986; RTND & LST (PHX) 2009-04. 148Y.

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (2523-27271, /93 B-2920; 2528-27286, /93 B-2921), (GUN) LSD & MAINT, 2 RTND.

1 737-3S3 (CFM56-3C1) (3059-29244, /98 B-2976), 148Y.

1 737-3Y9 (CFM56-3) (2405-25604, /93 B-2994), (GUN) LSD & MAINT. 1 RTND. 148Y.

0 737-31B (CFM56-3) (2555-27272, /92 14 10, B-2922; 2565-27275, /94 14 10, B-2923; 2575-27287, /94 15 10, B-2924; 2593-27289, /94 14 10, B-2926), (GUN) LSD & MAINT. 4 RTND. 148Y.

2 737-36R (CFM56-3C1) (2970-29087, /97 B-2988; 3108-30102; /99 69). 29087 TO (CEA) 2002-12. 148Y.

2 737-300 (CFM56-3), EX-(CHG).

1 737-800 (CFM56-7B26), (ILF) LSD 2005-03.

2 737-800 (CFM56-7B) (B-1515, 2015-06; B-6017, 2015-07).

0 737-86R (CFM56-7B26) (786-30494, /01 B-2660; 876-30495, /01 B-2665), (TCI) 8 YR LSD, RTND & LST (ETH) 2009-04.

3 757-21B (203-24331, /88, B-2805; 262-24714, /90, B-2811; 288-24774, /90, B-2815), (GUN) LSD & MAINT, 3 RTND.

5/5 ORDERS CANADAIR CRJ-200.

1 B AE 146, WET-LSD.

3 IL-14 (ASH82T).

2 SAP Y-5 (HS5).

2 XAC Y-7 (WJ5A-1).

6 YUN Y7-100C (WJ 5A-1 TURBOPROP) (08701, /90 B-3442; 08702, /90 B-3443; 08706, /87 B-3471; 08707, /87 B-3472; 08709, /89 B-3490; 08710, /89 B-3491), 52Y.

5 ORDERS XIAN MA60.

0 +5 ORDERS ERJ-135, 37 PAX, CANCELED.

5 ORDERS (2006-11) ERJ-145LR (447), 50 PAX.

Management:
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LIU SHAOYONG, CHAIRMAN (CEA).

ZHOU CHANG WU, PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER.

CHENG YAO KUN, COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARY, FORMER GENERAL MANAGER.

ZHUO GUO LIANG, EXECUTIVE VP.

LIU BING QING, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS, SAFETY & MAINTENANCE.

LIU HUI, VP MARKETING.

YIN YUN WANG, GENERAL MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.

YI BING, GENERAL MANAGER PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT.

HUANG HUI ZHONG, DIRECTOR FINANCE

LI HONG YU, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

MIAO GUO LIN, DIRECTOR, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING.

MS LI XUE MEI, VICE DIRECTOR TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION (2001-03).

CHEN ZHAO HUI, VICE DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE/CHIEF ENGINEER.

ZHANG QI CAI, VICE DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, MATERIAL, & FUEL.

LI HENG HU, VICE DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, & QUALITY.

XU YUAN BIN, LEADER MAINTENANCE - PROVISIONING.

ZHOU HAN WU, TECHNICAL SECTION LEADER.

 
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