Air China is the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People's Republic of China. Based in Beijing it is one of the world’s largest airlines in terms of fleet size.

Jobs go up in smoke for Air China vape pilots
Air China will fire the pilots of an aircraft that plummeted 25,000 feet in 10 minutes, after a vaping incident gone wrong. “After an investigation to verify the incident, the decision is to suspend the related crew from flying and terminate the contracts in accordance with the law. The crew members who are responsible for the incident have been seriously dealt with,” the airline said on Friday night. Its statement, issued on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, also recommended that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) revoke the pilots’ licenses after completing their own investigations. Flight CA106 left Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday evening for the northeastern
Cockpit vaping accident caused emergency descent
Everyone knows it’s illegal to smoke on a plane. But what if someone in the cockpit is lighting up? A vaping co-pilot trying to hide evidence of his smoking was behind the emergency descent of an Air China plane this week, according to a preliminary investigation. The plane, flying from Hong Kong to the northern Chinese city of Dalian on Tuesday, dropped 25,000 feet in 10 minutes. An official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China said the co-pilot had smoked an electronic cigarette, and tried to turn off a circulation fan to prevent the smell from reaching the cabin without informing the pilot in command of the plane. “[But the co-pilot] mistakenly switched off the air-conditioning