The 12th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition will afford critical insights from global aviation industry leaders about emerging technologies and trends from Nov 6 to 11 in Jinwan District, Zhuhai.
Also known as Airshow China 2018, this is the only domestic international aerospace trade show endorsed by the central government and it will return to the Zhuhai Airshow Center with unprecedented size. At least 770 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions as well as 140,000 businesspeople and 240,000 visitors will crowd into the venue, according to a press conference held in Beijing on Sept 13.
Attendance of more exhibitors is still being confirmed.
Since Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), China's largest aerospace manufacturer, said it plans to bring its independently developed AG600 to the event, many other leading domestic aviation players have confirmed their own intentions. Here’s a look at what to expect.
Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC)
AVIC’s family of large aircraft, which includes the Y-20 transporter, C919 passenger aircraft and AG600 amphibious plane will lead the lineup. COMAC, manufacturer of the C919, will also showcase a full-size prototype of the CR929 long-range wide-body passenger aircraft as well as its ARJ21 regional jets. The latter will put on both static displays and demonstration flights.
Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC)
State-owned AECC will dedicate around 1,300 sq m (140,000 sq ft) of exhibition area to its achievements in aero-engine technology. It will display updated aero-engines, gas turbines, helicopter transmission systems, and the company's innovative capabilities in design, testing, materials research, and manufacturing.
Guangdong Vice Gov Chen Xianliang
China Aerospace Science &Technology Corp (CASC)
CASC, the main contractor for the Chinese space program, will bring 184 of its best products from the past two years. These will exemplify achievements in astronavigation systems, defense systems, and aerospace technology applications in the service industry. The collective debut of the first generation of the carrier rocket family (CZ series) is to be a highlight, and the space station core cabin, the Chang'e 4 detector and relay star (model: 1:3) and other R&D milestones will also be exhibited for the first time.
China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp (CASIC)
CASIC will mount its largest display ever. The company has prepared approximately 100 system products in air defense, coastal defense, ground strikes, unmanned combat, early warning and surveillance security, commercial aerospace, and command communication and support.
China North Industries Group Corp (CNGC)
CNGC will demonstrate its strength as a pioneer and leader in Chinese military trade with an expanded display area that will be the largest ever in its history.
Complete sets of synthetic equipment for mountain, amphibious, shore defense, special, and rapid response forces will be on static display, as will the company’s integrated combat system for land forces. Precision strike equipment, air defense, and offshore maritime defense weapon systems will also be spotlighted. Meanwhile, main battle tanks, wheeled armored vehicles, and crawler infantry fighting vehicles, all independently developed and manufactured, will perform ground dynamic demonstrations.
Zhuhai Mayor Yao Yisheng gives an Airshow update [Photo by Chen Xianliang / Zhuhai Daily]
China South Industries Group (CSIG)
More than 250 products in six fields will be exhibited by CSIG, another Chinese military enterprise. This is more than twice that shown in previous expos by the company. The products are related to quick-response forces, terminal defense, airborne weapons, smart ammunition, and light weapons. More than 70 of the company's guns of various types will be exhibited while dynamic ground demonstrations of armored vehicles and all-terrain vehicles will also take place.
China Electronics Technology Group Corp (ECTC)
ECTC will display more than 400 cutting-edge information-based products and solutions, which offer a full range of land, sea, air, sky, and electronic defenses. National defense, technology, and electronic information are the main themes. The indoor exhibition area will be divided into defense electronics, security electronics, and information technology. Outdoor displays will feature large-scale installations in command and control, early-warning detection, electronic countermeasures, and marine electronics.
China Electronics Corp (CEC)
State-owned CEC is one of the largest producers of telecom equipment in China. It will have over 130 products on display, focusing on advanced achievements and applications in defense electronics, information security, and public safety. Physical displays will be coupled with videos. More than 90 percent will be real exhibits capable of military communication, radar detection, national security integrated command and control, and border security.