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The press conference of the 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition is held in Beijing on Sept 7. [Photo / Zhuhai Daily]
The 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, also known as the Airshow China 2016, will display advanced aviation and aerospace products as well as aerobatic performances at the Zhuhai Airshow Center in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, from Nov 1 to 6.
More than 700 exhibitors and 135 aircraft from 42 countries and regions will make appearances at the show, setting new records in size and complexity.
Eye-catching aircraft exhibitions such as Airbus A350, Gulfstream G650ER, Sukhoi SSJ-100, and Bombardier CS300 are a few of the star attractions.
Furthermore, the latest and most advanced equipment from the eight major Chinese military enterprises will be demonstrated as well. The attendants include Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), and China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp (CASIC). For example, CASC’s astronautics exhibition zone will showcase its most up-to-date products, including achievements in the fields of manned spaceflights, lunar exploration, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, and high-resolution earth observation. Their exhibition alone will have a total of 422 products on display.
The CAEG (China Aviation Engine Group), newly established on Aug 28, will make its debut to show its aerial engines, gas turbines, integration systems, new materials, and techniques.
The "August 1st" Aerobatic Team of the Chinese PLA Air Force, the Russian Knights, and Swifts aerobatic teams will perform together. Also joining the elite flying squads will be the UK’s Royal Air Force aerobatics team, the Red Arrows, and Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder -- a new record in the number of foreign performing teams during Airshow China.
To enable smooth entry and exit of big corporate aircraft without the wings being disassembled, a new main exhibition hall with show space of 75,249 sq m has been constructed from the former No 1, No 2 and No 3 halls. With a length of 550 m and width of 120 m, the one-story hall is a steel structure with ridge-beam height of 25 m and ceiling height of 15 m -- 4 m more than the previous structure.
The Chinese central government-endorsed Airshow China is the only international aerospace trade show in China to demonstrate cutting-edge aviation and aerospace achievements, give flying displays, and hold trade talks. So far, 10 shows have gone smoothly in Zhuhai every even-numbered year since 1996.