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Airshow China 2008
Industrial & Scientific
Date: Nov.4th - 9th.2008
Venue: China International Aviation Exhibition Center, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (namely Airshow China) is the only international aerospace trade show in China that is endorsed by the Chinese central government. It features the display of real-size products, trade talks, technological exchange and flying display. Since 1996, the show has been successfully held in Zhuhai in every even-number year for six sessions. Airshow China 2008 will take place from Nov.4th - 9th, 2008 in Zhuhai. With the vigorous development of the Chinese aerospace industry and especially the launch of the “Large Aircraft Project”, Airshow China 2008 will reward exhibitors with unprecedented business opportunities.

Event Profile

Airshow China is the only international aerospace trade show with flying display in China. Endorsed by the State Council, it has the full support of the government and the Chinese Aviation & aerospace industries.

Visitor's Profile

Professionals related to the field of Civil Aviation, Spaceflight, Military Aviation and Defense Technology, Infrastructure, Research and Development, Authorities, Organizations and Associations are the target visitors.

Exhibitor's Profile

Profile for exhibit include Civil Aviation, Spaceflight, Military Aviation and Defense Technology (land, air and sea), Components, Equipment, Materials, Maintenance, Repair and Technical Services (MRO), Infrastructure, Research and Development, Authorities, Organizations and Associations, Training, Information, Services.

Sixth Airshow China

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. signed contracts on three satellites and three rocket launchers with China Satellite Communications Corp. and Sino Satellite Communications Co., Ltd., involving 2 billion yuan (253 million U.S. dollars).

AVIC One (The China Aviation Industry Corporation One) Xi'an Aeroengine (Group) Ltd. in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, inked deals with SNECMA Moteurs France on cooperation in production of aircraft engines and parts, worth 177 million U.S. dollars.

The aeroengine company under Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Ltd., also based in Xi'an, signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term cooperation with U.S.-based GE on products worth 140 million U.S. dollars.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Airlines and Airbus signed a contract on five A321 aircraft. Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Ltd. inked a framework agreement with Okay Airlines, a short-haul carrier based in Tianjin, north China, on 30 domestically-made Xinzhou-60 planes. A contract was signed on another 30 Xinzhou-60s between the Xi'an company and China Aviation Technology Import and Export Corp.

Major Engine Makers

Guizhou Liyang

Currently makes the WP-7 series and WP-13 series for J-7s. Due to the number of J-7, JJ-7s and JL-9s in PLAAF, this is probably the mostly used engine at the current time. It is developing WS-13 for JF-17. The project is obviously getting close to the original design certification. It will soon be able to fly with JF-17. The project that was mentioned here, which may or may not be WS-12.

Shenyang Liming

This one is most well known for its WS-10A (Taihang) and WP-14 (Kunlun) series engines. Since J-8II, J-10 and J-11B are the elite forces in PLAAF, we'd expect Liming to be doing pretty well in the coming years. At the current time WS-10A still has yet to receive production certification, but that should come in the next 2 years. It will then be considered mature. At the same time, Liming is also developing improved versions of Taihang and Kunlun. In the case of improved Taihang, it will be comparable to the improved AL-31FM series engines and be the main power plant of Chinese aircrafts. There are rumours that Liming will develop a more advanced version to compete for PLAAF's 5th generation jets. In the world of gas turbines, Liming has developed QC/D-128, QC/D-70, QC/D-168, QC/D-185 and QC/D-260 based on Taihang and Kunlun. So, it has also managed to corner the PLAN market.

Xi'an aircraft engine maker

At the current time, XAE is most well known for its WP-8 and WS-9 engines. Both are in full production mode (WS-9 just passed production certification this year) for aircraft built by XAC. Although, H-6K is using D-30KP2, so WP-8 is probably only used for replacements now. With the success of JH-7 series aircraft, WS-9 will still be in hot demand. More importantly, the WS-15 is well under way in XAE. This will be the future of Chinese aircraft engines. It is the only well known 5th generation aircraft engine project for China until this recent Liyang news.

608 Institute

This institute develops the remaining major item engines. It currently builds WS-11 series engine for K-8 and have received the ToT for licensed production of the AI-222-25K. It is also developing WZ-9 for the Z=10 helicopter and WZ-10 for future Chinese helicopters like the 10 tonne helo (or maybe even future Z=10 and Z-15). There are also some mysterious pieces on 608 in the past. This quote below discloses that they developed a turbojet that has already been tested with a plane. It's still unclear what this plane is, although people suspect it's a CAS aircraft replacing Q-5. It talks about developing a motor for UAV and starting certification flight for WZ-9. Looks like 608 has the future PLA helicopter and trainer/attacker market cornered.


Zhuhai Airshow Co. Limited
4F Jinqiao Building, Jiu Zhou Avenue, P.O. Box:,
Zhuhai City, China.
Tel: +(86)-(756)-3369235
Fax: +(86)-(756)-3376415
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2008 23:55