HEADLINE Chinese aircraft showcased at Singapore Airshow

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Chinese aircraft showcased at Singapore Airshow

By Zhang Zhiwen | People's Daily app

00:11, February 10, 2018

Source: People's Daily/Zhang Zhiwen

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Singapore (People's Daily) – China's growing influence in the global aviation industry was on display at Asia's largest airshow, which kicked off this week in Singapore, attracting more than 1,000 companies from 50 countries and regions.

"The global aviation industry is at an inflection point. Rapid digitalization and the unparalleled growth of innovative technology have converged to open up new opportunities that are transforming the fundamentals of the industry," said Leck Chet Lam, managing director of Experia Events, the organizer of the biennial event. "The Singapore Airshow will empower stakeholders to effectively harness the vast potential of technology innovation to shape the industry's future."

Chinese companies showcased a lot of civil and military aircraft created with homegrown technology, including the Wing Loong I and II, FC-1, L-15, C919 and CR929. The aircraft attracted the attention of international buyers and exhibitors.

"Very fantastic! Chinese engineering is very good, of course. China is catching up to the level of the international aeronautics industry. If you ask which country has the fastest growing aviation industry, it is China!" Australian aviation consultant Neville Hill told the People's Daily.

Many international guests focused on Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) products at the exhibition. The cargo UAV AT-200 can carry a payload of 1.5 tons a distance of 2000 km at a cruising speed of 260 km/h, which means it could carry a load from Sanya to Sansha in only 1.5 hours. 

"This UAV is a good complement to current air cargo systems, and very suitable for island transportation in Southeast Asian countries,” said Xiangli Qi, director of Star UAV System Co., Ltd, China.

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