Airshow adds online app, 400 companies will participate
The 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) will hold a cloud version of the event for the first time, Zhuhai Airshow announced June 20 at the event's 100-day countdown.
Real-time aerobatic performances, dynamic demonstrations of ground equipment, conferences, and forums may be viewed online Sept 28-Oct 3 via the Smart Airshow App. The exhibition takes place at the Zhuhai Airshow Center in Jinwan District with emphasis on green development, science and technology, and safety.
Among 400 companies confirmed to attend are US Boeing, Honeywell International, and GE Aviation; French Airbus SE; Brazil's Embraer SA; and the UK's Rolls-Royce. Exhibitors are also signed up from Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, and Canada. The exhibition area is expected to cover 100,000 sqm (25 acres).
100-day countdown [Photo by Zhong Fan / Guanhai App]
More cutting-edge high-tech exhibits are planned by the State Administration of Science, Technology & Industry for National Defense and China National Space Administration. They will showcase significant achievements in the military and aviation industries and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
Meanwhile, Aviation Industry Corp of China will display the latest achievements of New China's aviation industry since its establishment in 1951. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force will bring in-service equipment demonstrating the advanced level of its modern technology, while newcomer China State Shipbuilding will set up several marine defense exhibits.
The Bayi (August 1st) Aerobatic Team of the PLA Air Force will perform with J-10 fighter jets, while the Hongying (Red Eagle) of Aviation University Air Force will use K8 jet trainers.
An array of advanced PLA Air Force aircraft and equipment will be displayed, notably the latest models that were paraded on the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China in 2019. Commercial Aircraft of China will bring the first domestically produced large passenger plane – the C919 – and CBJ business jet. The Wing Loong II UAV of Aviation Industry Corp of China is scheduled for dynamic demonstration.
The 120,000-sqm (30-acre) dynamic demonstration area is optimized to better stage ground equipment. Three exhibition halls have been added, bringing the total to 11. And the outdoor dining area has been expanded, as has the variety of food and drinks. Retail stores and supermarkets are to be better utilized.
Currently, certificates for professional visitors are open for application, while tickets are expected to go on sale online in mid-July. The efficiency of ticket and certificate verification will be increased this year.
To ensure a safe event, the organizer has complied a contingency plan for epidemic prevention and control.
The 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, the country's biggest airshow, will be held in 2021.