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Engine Trouble: Chinese Airline Mishaps Put Spotlight on Pilots

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Nation’s booming flight industry produces aviators with scant experience, foreign pilots say, leaving passengers at risk; smoking in the cabin and papered-over cockpit windows (www.wsj.com) More...

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med9344
Martin Doyle 9
I fly to and inside China rather often. As a retired pilot, I carefully note the condition of the craft and the actions of the crew. Generally, both seem to be on par with what I see in the States, particularly with the regional air carriers operating under a legacy name, i.e. "commuter or regional airlines". However, the very rapid growth of the Chinese middle class and affordable airfares, among other things have dramatically increased the number of carriers and the frequency of flights. The airspace is very crowded, ATC seems chaotic and experience lacking, so I would have expected more serious incidents than reported to date. Time will tell.
shenghaohan
Shenghao Han 4
The reason of "crowded" airspace is simply because Chinese airspace is controlled by the military, not mostly open above certain attitude like in US. airliners are limited to very narrow airways and that means... traffic jam in the air... That is why China needed the high speed railway system. Having 17billiton people crowded in a area similar to east cost of US/ Germany isn't easy, and parts of China is turning into parts of Japan...
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
Slight correction to your numbers, it really is about the facts.

http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/china-population/ 1.417 billion

current world population, 7.7 billion.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
Given the geographic location and government control of the media, who knows that we have heard of them all? just sayin.
ToddBaldwin3
ToddBaldwin3 10
Unfortunately, I was not able to get to the article. It is locked behind a paywall.
SIERRA09
Ed Crist 4
No, I will not pay to read this article. Kiss my booty, WSJ.
kevbrint
I was disappointed with the paywall to access this article, too. Perhaps FlightAware could review their best practices for posting articles.
jollyroger23
Robert Preston 10
2nd that, dont link to paywall articles, please
doctorgene2
Wanted to read the article but was stopped by WSJ paywall.
CarlSmeraldi
Carl Smeraldi 1
Nuttiness new folks more to come
CarlSmeraldi
Carl Smeraldi -1
Revision 1. NOTHING NEW MORE TO COME CORRECT SPELLING
Viperguy46
Jesse Carroll 1
Okie Dokie, Prof.

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