'Made in Zhejiang' at Zhuhai Air Show
Zhejiang companies are displaying the latest aviation equipment at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.
Together with central enterprises like Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), as well as transnational corporations such as Boeing and Airbus, Zhejiang companies including Xizi Aviation, Wanfeng Aviation and Rifa Precision Machinery are taking part in the large air show to access markets in the aeronautical manufacturing industry.
Zhejiang Xizi Aviation
Xizi Aviation debuts at this year's Zhuhai Air Show with advanced metal parts used in ARJ21 of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), B787 of Boeing, and A350 of Airbus, among other aircraft. "Though these metal parts and components look ordinary, they require high accuracy and most advanced technology," said Fu Yun, general engineer of the corporation.
Xizi is Zhejiang's only supplier for five aircraft giants (Airbus, Boeing, COMAC, AVIC, Bombardier). In order to improve efficiency and increase output, foreign technicians have been invited as mentors. Xizi Aviation is striving to get into the global supply chain.
Wanfeng Aviation is displaying the best-selling alto-100 aircraft at the air show.
Since last April it has been in partnership with a Czech company to develop light sport aircraft. The cooperation aims at bringing in different types of aircraft and perfecting the technology of core parts and components, according to Chen Bin, president of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group.
In addition to the strategic cooperation, the company took over a Canadian aviator college to start a business of aviator training. It is also going to import an aircraft manufacturing project and build an airport for trial flights next year. An overall plan covering aircraft manufacturing, airport construction, flight operations and aviator training has been made for Wanfeng's comprehensive development in the aviation industry.
Rifa Precision Machinery
Rifa's newly-developed on-board adjustable system is attracting many visitors from home and abroad at the air show. The system makes it possible to hoist big components into exactly the right positions and to move them accurately without requiring much space. The system, applicable to aircraft assembly, is beneficial in reducing time and cost.
Besides "Made in Zhejiang" technologies and products displayed to the world, Taizhou city in Zhejiang introduced the eye-catching Rainbow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the show, developed in cooperation with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The Taizhou government and CASC are going to build a UAV town for research and development, manufacturing and professional training. More than 1,000 UAVs are expected to be produced annually after the town is completed.
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