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Wuxi Dingshu General Airport to open in August

Updated : 2022-07-28
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A helicopter parks at the Wuxi Dingshu General Airport. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]

The Wuxi Dingshu General Airport in Dingshu town, Yixing city, Wuxi, will start operating in August, Wuxi Daily reported on July 26.

In addition to personal, passenger and cargo flights, general airports also accommodate things such as air travel, air performance, aerial photography, air mapping, and agricultural care.

With a total of 789 million yuan ($116.73 million) in investment, the Dingshu airport features a 6,165-square-meter office building, a 9,742-square-meter hangar, and a 45,000-square-meter parking apron.

The parking apron includes 18 parking spaces for fixed-wing aircraft, four for helicopters, a 800-meter runway, and two taxiways.

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Employees of Wuxi Dingshu General Airport Management Co Ltd work at the control tower. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]

The assembly project for electric-powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft developed by Shanghai-based eVTOL manufacturer Volant is currently underway at the airport.

"The Dingshu airport is positioned as a trial flight base for new aircraft, a general aviation industrial base, and a center for general aviation industry public services, aviation culture exhibition, and flight experiences," said Wan Qiang, general manager of Wuxi Dingshu General Airport Management Co Ltd.

Wan added that the airport will offer services such as short-distance trips, sightseeing, and aviation education.

The airport will also host entertainment activities, including exhibitions, music festivals, and livestreams to improve its profile, according to the general manager.


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