TIANJIN, CHINA, 02-03 DECEMBER 2010 – China is the global leader in aviation growth. Due to forecasted needs, airlines in China are expected to invest heavily in large airplane carriers and commercial airplanes. In addition China is restructuring the aircraft industry so it can expand and become globally competitive. The implementation of China's policy, "Opinions on Enhancing Development of Low-altitude Airspace Management in China", to promote the development of the general aviation industry, aircraft manufacturing industry and transportation systems is directly connected to stimulating domestic demand, expanding employment, and creating new economic growth points.
With over 140 attendees the China Aircraft Development Summit, organized by Noppen and the Management Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, was held on 2nd- 3rd, December 2010 in Tianjin, also known as 'The Aviation City'. The event was the perfect platform to enhance cooperation between civil aircraft manufacturing enterprises and European and American aircraft manufacturing suppliers. Industry experts from the Civil Aviation Administration and AVIC gathered to discuss development status and future trends of the China and global aircraft manufacturing industry, exchange the latest ideas and technologies of aircraft manufacturing, and promote the energy saving and sustainable development of the aircraft manufacturing industry. "Preparation was good, organized well. Great idea organizing the conference in the shape of B2B” Aviation Industry Corporation of China, D&R Center
Day one began with many high-level government speakers. Chen Shaowang, Deputy Director General, Management Committee of Tianjin Airport Industrial Park introduced the development of the aviation industry in Tianjin City. This was followed by Wang Jingling, Deputy Director General, Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Department, Civil Aviation Administration of China. Wang introduced Chinese Airworthiness Management, which is crucial for Chinese aircraft industry development. She noted that the number of enterprises which have been awarded "Aviation Industry Qualification" by the Civil Aviation Administration is only 159 in China, which is much less than that of other great powers in aircraft manufacturing. In addition these enterprises mainly distribute in Eastern China and the Central-South area. CAAC has prepared some supporting policies in order to face the challenges of the civil aircraft manufacturing industry and airworthiness management. Presentations also came from Dr. Gao Yuanyang, Assistant to the Mayor, Weinan City, Shaan'Xi Province who talked about civil aviation industry development, which is becoming increasingly important now; Gao Liang, Senior Researcher, NDRC gave a detailed analysis of the international competition and cooperation of large civil aircrafts; and Yao Hongyu, Deputy Chief Engineer, Center of Aviation Safety Technology, CAAC illustrated domestic and foreign civil aviation technical validation organizations and the action that the CAAC is taking. "Great coverage of the expanding domestic and international aircraft market” AVIC Tianjin Aviation Electro-Mechanical Co Ltd
Keynote speaker Han Yichu, a Senior Executive from AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd., which is manufacturing aircraft parts for Boeing and Airbus and one of the main suppliers of China Commercial Aircraft ARJ, introduced airworthiness certification and successful operational experience of the MA60 aircraft in civil aviation. From AVIC Helicopter Co Ltd, Vice President, Xia Qunlin introduced helicopter industry development in China and the potential challenges faced. AVIC Helicopter Co Ltd was jointly established by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Tianjin Municipal Government. Upon completion of the construction of Tianjin Base, all domestic helicopters of the company are to be assembled in Binhai. It is expected that AVIC Helicopter Tianjin Base will produce more than 300 various helicopters in 2017, accounting for 15-20% of the world production.
Industry leaders introduced their most up-to-date technology and product information. Aki Nakano, Vice President Sales, Pratt & Whitney introduced their new generation of engine: PurePower® PW1000G Briefing; Otto J. Kellenberger, Head of Global Aerospace Application Department of Key Technology Management, KUKA Roboter GmbH presented on precision engineering for the aerospace industry by employing robots and automated manufacturing; and Jin Xin, Director, Strategy & Integration, Honeywell Aerospace APAC gave an overview of Honeywell’s long track record of participation in China's aerospace industry and a description of the products and services used on a variety of aircraft platforms in China, including the C919 of COMAC. "The meeting was well organized, and the content was plentiful” AVIC SAC Commercial Aircraft Company Ltd
Prominent speakers also included, from Textron China Inc, Vice President, Kevin Wu who introduced research on "Commercial Helicopters: Applications, Regulations & Market Analysis"; Bill Shira, from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation gave a general introduction to the company as well as providing details on the new Gulfstream flagship - The Gulfstream G650; Li Tao, Managing Director of ICBC Leasing gave a very good speech regarding aircraft leasing; and Zhou Jisheng, Former Deputy Chief Designer, Minister of Engineering Department, COMAC described the role of Chinese private enterprises in the large aircraft manufacturing industry. Speeches also came from MCM SpA, FM Insurance Co Ltd, Sachman Jobs SpA, China Academy of Machinery Science & Technology, Virtual Economy - AVIC and the China Air Transport Association.
On day one afternoon the Management Committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone sponsored a dinner in Crowne Plaza Tianjin inviting all attendees to join and on the third day around 40 event attendees had a site tour to the Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line Tianjin and AVIC Tianjin factory. "The meeting was well arranged” AVIC Shijiazhuang Co Ltd Noppen would like to express special thanks to all the event sponsors for their immense contribution to the event. Overall the summit was a great success as it provided a platform for aircraft and equipment manufacturers to enhance cooperation between China's aviation sector and governmental bodies, and to discuss the advances in large aircraft and civil aviation technology.