10 Things Aviation Businesses Should Know About Air Show China (Zhuhai) 2016

9 September 2016
9 September 2016, Comments: 0

In recent times a plethora of air shows, aviation trade shows and aerospace forums have sprung up all around China. With so many different events, many of them new, it can be very difficult for foreign businesses to judge which of them are worth participating in. While some of the smaller, more focused events are worthwhile for certain sectors, some of them turn out to be poorly organized and/or attended. If Chinese businesses, potential customers and partners don’t show up, foreign businesses can’t really get much traction.

One event about which is sure to be fully attended is the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition to be held in Zhuhai from November 1-6, 2016. The event is also known as “Air Show China” or “Zhuhai 2016.”

Air Show China

Here are ten reasons for seriously considering participating in this year’s Air Show China:

  • 1. It will be the biggest show in Asia
    Even bigger than before, Zhuhai 2016 will become the largest aviation event in Asia, with an 82,000 m2 exhibition hall and 350,000 m2 of exhibition area in total. It will attract over 700 companies and institutions and 135 aircraft from over 40 countries. National pavilions will also be a feature, with the Netherlands and New Zealand returning after an absence and Austria exhibiting for the first time.


  • 2. Defense exhibition
    For the first time, Air Show China will add defense to the existing aviation and aerospace exhibition.  Zhuhai 2016 will include a dynamic exhibition area for defense equipment.


  • 3. Chinese enterprise participationC919
    Eight of 12 mainstream Chinese military and civil aviation and aerospace enterprises will participate, including new state-owned aircraft engine maker, Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC).


  • 4. Special zones
    There are designated areas for business aviation, private planes, UAVs, engines, MROs and General Aviation.


  • 5. Air Rescue
    The Air Rescue industry will have its own special area in Hall 11.


  • 6. Aerobatic displays
    For the first time, the Russian Knights and Swift aerobatic teams will put on a display together, and the RAF Red Arrows will also perform.


  • 7. Foreign Delegations
    Over 100 foreign military and government delegations will be present.


  • 8. Forums
    Dozens of forums and conferences will be held, including:
    The 8th China Aviation Summit
    The 2016 China UAS ForumTrade visitors
    Flight Test Forum
    General Aviation Development Forum


  • 9. Trade visitors
    Numbers in excess of 130,000.


  • 10. Trade volume
    Tens of billions of dollars in deals will be made.


Only 53 days to go!

Air Show China


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Rob Paix

Founder at XL Consulting
Founder and Executive Manager of XL China, Rob is originally from Australia but has lived much of his life in Asia, including 6 years in China. He particularly loves Xi’an and Western China. His varied career to date reflects his passion for aviation, travel, language and communication.

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