China has set up a ¥20bn ($3.25bn) Civil Aviation Investment Fund to help bolster its civil aviation industry. The Fund is 20% controlled by Capital Airports Holding Co., parent of Hainan Airlines, with fund management firms holding the remainder. It is designed to finance new airports, aviation economic zones, budget carriers, cargo and general aviation related projects.
Beijing has one of he fastest growing aviation industry in he world. Official stats shows China had 754 million air passengers in 2013 - a 86% increase from 2008. About 62 Chinese cities have set up aviation economic zones where plane manufacturers, parts suppliers and logistic companies have been setup.
Too often stories that examine family planning, adolescent exposure to HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and access to primary education for girls are considered soft news. Features routinely relegated to “Special Topics” or the SundayOutlook and Style sections.
Every machine has its own acoustic signature - a precise frequency that indicates whether that machine is operating at peak performance. GE engineers monitor and record these sounds to perform real-time diagnostics on airplane engines, locomotives, power turbines, and medical equipment. Musician Matthew Dear and GE Acoustics Engineer Andrew Gorton teamed up to collect and compose thousands of audio emissions from the world’s most powerful machines. The result is an original track of music titled “Drop Science.” Download the full track on our SoundCloud.