TIANJIN IN CHINA, 22-23 SEPTEMBER 2011 – Along with the reform in civil aviation policy, the number of general aircraft manufacturers and developers is growing. In addition, the demand for general aircraft and technologically qualified staff is increasing in industry. The development and success of Chinese Aviation design and construction will inevitably lead to higher demand domestically, and in time internationally too.
After the tremendous success of the previous event, co-organized with Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee, Noppen held the 2nd Annual China Aircraft Development Summit in Tianjin, a noted venue for aircraft manufacturing in China. Noppen’s China Aircraft Development Summit aimed to provide a strategic opportunity for key industry professionals from China and abroad to network and explore cooperation and business opportunities.
In close co-organization with Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee, Noppen hosted the 2nd Annual China Aircraft Development Summit in Tianjin, on the 22nd -23rd September 2011. The summit took place at the Crowne Plaza Binhai, Tianjin and was attended by over 100 prominent industry leaders, senior directors and engineers from China's aircraft manufacturers, top design institutes, equipment manufacturers. The summit served to illustrate China's newest industrial policies, advanced technology solutions for aircraft development, project management, and the most up-to-date solution progress reports on major projects in China. “Professional; the atmosphere is relaxing; the simultaneous interpreting is of high level.” AVIC International Holding Company
The opening speech at the congress was given by Shaowang Chen, Vice Director of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative who presented on the future planning and policy support from Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative. He was followed by Shijun Xue, Director of Flight Standard Department, Civil Aviation Administration of China who talked about the history and development of AEG. He pointed out that the design of aircraft products should meet the needs of the end users as well as the market. Zhenye Zhao, Academician from Chinese Academy of Engineering, introduced his latest research on aircraft material. He spoke at length about the innovation of anti-fatigue manufacturing which is turning out to be revolutionary in China’s aircraft industry. Jisheng Zhou, Former Vice Chief Engineer of ARJ21 Project, stressed on the sturdy development of China’s aircraft manufacturing industry. He discussed the crucial problems in China’s aircraft industry and encouraged the industry pioneers to go on with the innovation on the basis of failure and setback.
Mr. Thierry Liabastres, Co-Director from Sino European Institute for Civil Aviation was a key note speaker on day one of the event. During his presentation he introduced up to date information on SESAR, which caused interest from the local and international aircraft manufacturers. He also detailed the connection between SESAR and aeronautical industry including communication, avionics and other aircraft system in SESAR. Moreover, he acted as Chairman for the two day conference and the delegates found him to be highly professional and he ensured the smooth running of the conference. Other keynote speakers at the event were Gary Baker, General Manager, Boeing Tianjin, who gave an overview of the status and development of Boeing in China, James Speich, Senior Manager of Product Marketing from Pratt & Whitney who introduced the most advanced technology of engine products and Lu Xin, Marketing Manager from Eurocopter, he spoke on the present situation and development of global helicopter market. Other notable speakers included Cameron Torrens, Air Attaché from Embassy of the United States of America and Li Yang, Vice Chief Engineer from HAIC. “Fully prepared, well-arranged, good effect.” Changhe Aircraft Industries Group Co. Ltd.
Furthermore, industry leaders introduced their most up-to-date technology information; DNV introduced their AS9100 Certification for China aviation industry. Also, Gregor Schmalz, Managing Director from Plansee, spoke about their new innovative tungsten alloys products for aerospace, and Dr. Archer Fu, Vice President Business Development and Consulting from DHL introduced their efficient logistics solutions for global aircraft manufacturing market. Ian Reid, CEO from SkyWorks Capital gave a general overview of aircraft financing alternatives. “Did enjoy very much the conference. More than excellent. ”. EnerSys
Overall the summit was a great success and it included a site tour to Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line which is one of the only three assembly lines of Airbus worldwide and the only one in Asia area. Over 40 delegates attended this tour and they find it highly interesting. “It offers a platform for communication. Very good!” Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Noppen would like to express special thanks to Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee and all the 2nd Annual China Aircraft Development Summit sponsors, Plansee China Ltd, Kremlin Rexson, Jet Edge Inc, M.G. Sanders and DNV who came together to make this a very successful and informative event. “Successfully held; much useful information can be gained here.” AVIC Development Research Centre.