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Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:08pm

IMPORTANT: General Informations about the Sino-Russian Civil Aviation Company

The Sino-Russian Civil Aviation Company (SRCAC) was a joint Sino-Russian airline. On 27 March 1934, the Chinese and Russian governments signed an agreement to establish a Sino-Russian civil aviation joint-stock company, owned equal share by each party. With a starting capital of over 40 million roubles, the Chinese side provided aircrafts, airports, buildings, warehouses, and maintenance facilities on Chinese territory. The Russian contributed communication equipment, transportation means, maintenance facilities and airports on Russian territory. Management offices were set up in Beijing, Shenyang und Ürümqi.
SRCAC was formally established on 1 July 1934, immediately commencing services from Beijing to Chita via Shenyang, Harbin and Hailar, utilising Fokker F.VII and Ford Trimotor aircraft. This route was initially served once weekly, the frequency later being increased to three services weekly, departing Beijing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and returning from Chita on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Routes to Irkutsk and Almaty were also added. In 1941, the Chinese and Russian governments agreed that from the 1 January 1943 SRCAC would come completely under Chinese control. From that time on, the SRCAC and the Manchurian National Airways merged to the Eastern China Aviation Company (ECAC).


Destinations of SRCAC:

route: Beijing – Shenyang – Harbin – Hailar – Chita – Irkutsk
route: Beijing – Ulan Bator – Irkutsk - Novosibirsk - Sverdlovsk / Yekaterinburg - Moscow
route: Beijing - Moscow (Express-Route; service once a week in each direction)
route: Beijing – Paotow – Chiuchuan – Hami – Ürümqi – Sharasume
route: Beijing – Paotow – Chiuchuan – Ürümqi – Ili – Alma Ata
route: Beijing – Shenyang – Harbin – Vladivostok

Hub: Beijing

Services of SRCAC:

4 Fokker F. VII
7 Ford Trimotor
3 SAC-52
4 Junkers G-31
3 MT-1 "Hayabusa"
6 ANT-42 Airliner

light blue top of fuselage ; white stripe at the middle of fuselage; light blue bottom of fuselage; logo on fin ; dark blue lettering on white part of the fuselage

[size=1]SAC-52 in SRCAC coloring[/size]