PLA launches first civilian-military air cargo route

Updated 2018-01-24 13:22:02

The SF Airlines successfully launched the air cargo route from southwestern China's Chengdu to western China's Lhasa and held its maiden flight on Jan. 22, 2018.

This is yet another measure taken by the Transportation and Delivery Bureau of the Logistic Support Department under China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and the SF Express to promote the civilian-military integration and strengthen the military logistics construction.

The cooperation mechanism between the PLA Transportation and Delivery Bureau and SF Express was established in 2016. This joint launch of the air cargo route from Chengdu to Lhasa aims to enhance the complementation of civilian-military advantages and explore effective means to quickly deliver materials for plateau troops in Xizang.

"The launch of the air cargo route will enrich the means of air delivery to and from Xizang and will further enhance the support capability of air transport of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)", according to an official from the Transportation and Delivery Bureau of the CMC Logistic Support Department.

The newly opened route will provide the army with reserve capacity while serving the local economic and social development. The new route will also provide normalized air transport for the military materials to and from Xizang, the official said.

It is learnt that the SF Express has provided excellent delivery service to the military by participating in pilot works including logistics delivery and unmanned aerial vehicle delivery since its establishment of the civilian-military integration logistics system with the PLA in 2016.

In order to ensure the smooth operation of the new air cargo route, the SF Express also deployed plateau-type aircraft and dispatched outstanding crews to lay a solid foundation for the military materials' delivery.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58February 19 2018 01:44:53

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16February 19 2018 01:44:53

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18February 19 2018 01:44:53

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords