China Flying Dragon Aviation

China Flying Dragon Aviation (simplified Chinese: 中国飞龙专业航空公司; traditional Chinese: 中國飛龍專業航空公司; pinyin: Zhōngguó fēilóng zhuānyè hángkōng gōngsī) is an airline based in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. It operates short-haul passenger and cargo charter flights, as well as maritime surveillance, aerial photography and forestry protection services. Its main base is Harbin Taiping International Airport.[1]

China Flying Dragon Aviation
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1981; 42 years ago (1981)
HubsHarbin Taiping International Airport
HeadquartersHarbin, Heilongjiang, China

History Edit

The airline was established and started operations in 1981. It is owned in a joint venture by the Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation and the former Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources, now part of the Ministry of Land and Resources.[1]

During the rescue and post-operations of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, heavy equipment needed to be transported to deal with the dangerous formation of quake-lakes located in extremely difficult terrain, particularly at Tangjiashan mountain, which was accessible only by foot or air. A China Flying Dragon Special Aviation Company's Mi-26T heavy lift helicopter was used to bring heavy earth-moving tractors, fuel, and equipment to the affected location to create a sluice to relieve the dangerous quake-lake.[2]

Fleet Edit

The China Flying Dragon Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft (at August 2019):[3]

Previously operated Edit

The airline also operated:[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 65.
  2. ^ "Copters take off to large Sichuan "quake lake"".
  3. ^ "Fleet Introduction". Archived from the original on 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  4. ^ photo of China Flying Dragon Airlines Be-103

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