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AVIC seeks more global co-op at Paris Air Show

Updated: 2013-06-17 21:27
( Xinhua)

PARIS - With the theme "Merging into global aviation industry chain," the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) will stage an outstanding show at 2013 Paris Air Show between June 17 and 23 in Paris, and expand its strategic cooperation with international partners.

During the Paris show, AVIC will highlight its key exports and development in cutting-edge technologies, and feature achievements gained by China's aviation sector in terms of technological innovations as well as the globalization drive, said the company.

With a booth of up to 267 square meters, AVIC categorizes its exhibits at this year's show in three fields: military aviation, civil aviation and airborne devices, displaying fighter jets, training aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle, transport aircraft, regional airliner, civil helicopters, general aviation products and avionics.

The company will present to visitors up to 10 models of aircraft and aviation products, including models of the FC-1 Fierce Dragon fighter jet, the L-15 Falcon advanced trainer aircraft, the Wing Loong multipurpose UAV, the Y-8C and Y-12F airlifters, the MA-60 and MA-700 regional airliners, the AC312 helicopter, and avionic systems of civil aircraft.

In addition, AVIC executives will hold nearly 20 signing ceremonies and business meetings during the air show, making full use of the platform to enhance its dialogue and exchanges with partners, promoting strategic cooperation between AVIC and partners, accelerating the development of important projects, and implementing its strategy that aims to build AVIC an active and strong player in the global aviation industry.

Created in 1909, the Paris Air Show is the world largest, most reputed and oldest aviation exhibition. The 2013 Paris Air Show opens Monday at Le Bourget, near Paris, in celebration to its 50th anniversary.

The biennial event attracts 2,113 leading players of the global aviation industry from 45 countries and 150 aircraft will be displayed on the show.

The competition for wide-body jet orders between two giant aircraft manufacture rivals, American Boeing and France's Airbus, will highlight the upcoming Paris Air Show.

Apart from AVIC, 11 Chinese companies participate this year's Paris Air Show, such as Commercial Aircraft Cooperation of China (COMAC), China Great Wall Industry Cooperation, to demonstrate the latest results of China's aviation industry in technological innovation and enhance the overall integration into the world aviation industry chain.