Chinese media say 10 years is expected to develop a purely domestic helicopter (Figure)
PLA Army Aviation’s newest attack helicopter WZ-9WA debut Airshow site. Photo: Du Changjun (rights reserved)
15 reported the Vancouver Sun, Canada, Western aviation industry, according to a senior official on the 15th that China is ready before the end of the next decade, made from scratch to build its civilian helicopters, this may be a further promote its new air power efforts.
reported that this prediction is the world’s number one manufacturer of civil helicopters – Eurocopter – President and CEO 鲁茨伯特林 at the dawn of the opening of the Zhuhai Air Show made predicted during the air show in Zhuhai, China will announce its first large-scale jet orders to proclaim its strategic ambitions.
despite the rapid economic development, and the vast geographical, but because of military restrictions on the presence of low-flying, commercial helicopters in China is still hard to find. Currently running a total of 12,000 U.S. commercial helicopter, by contrast, China is only running 200.
However, the aviation industry that in the next two or three years, these requirements will change. Bote Lin, president of Eurocopter, said if the opening of China’s commercial helicopter market will be at a rapid pace. This prospect is not only attracting foreign commercial helicopter manufacturer, is also eager to make local businesses.
in an interview with reporters, Bote Lin said: “I can foresee that, before the end of the next decade, China will develop a purely domestic helicopter.” He said that in the next five years China will need 500 new helicopters; in the next decade, China will need a total of 1000 new helicopters.
Bote Lin said that in smaller Chinese civil aviation market, Eurocopter’s share of 41% over competitors Sikorsky airlines. He added that Asian economies are growing rapidly and this year it will surpass the U.S. as the largest source of new orders.
reported that China in the field of helicopters and jets is quite similar to the field of vision, although so far the results are still mixed. As a symbol of wealth and national prestige in the Chinese five-year plan, the airline industry was given a strategic position. China wants to use 150 C919 jet competitors, Airbus, EADS and Boeing to collaborate.
according to industry executives said the Zhuhai Airshow China will be announced during the first C919 aircraft orders, which the first aircraft will be put into operation in 2016. C919 aircraft suppliers and airlines are expected to purchase the aircraft, said the issue is not whether to buy C919 aircraft, but rather the number of aircraft which aircraft purchases, the negotiation process unless unforeseen circumstances arise.
C919 aircraft from the Boeing and Airbus for the manufacture of the most popular poses a direct threat to the aircraft, the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 family of aircraft flight is shorter. However, analysts said that in the aircraft and maintaining the network to prove their strength before the aircraft of foreign airlines would be in doubt.
However, in support of C919 aircraft, China Airlines is facing any pressure, so that investors can be expected to Airbus and Boeing in the protection of its China, Japan, Canada, Brazil and Russia, market share, will face long-term challenges.
reported that, recently, China and Airbus signed the orders 102 Airbus aircraft agreement, but agreement in the fine print shows that the Chinese ordered 66 aircraft.
reported that the company intends to upgrade its Airbus A320 aircraft family, with a new engine for the aircraft which, in response to the advent of the C919 and is eating into its market share of Canadian aerospace company Bombardier C Series aircraft . Allegedly, the company Bombardier Aerospace will attend the Zhuhai Air Show, in order to obtain new orders.
Finally, the report said, China 78 ARJ21 regional jet is not successful, industry critics say that this is an overweight aircraft. The aircraft is expected to be delivered next year. The air show is a plane which Chinese officials as an opportunity to find new buyers. (Compiled: Spring)
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