China General Aviation News Roundup - Nov 23, 2015

23 November 2015
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A Third Wave in the Development of China GA is Coming

Now that the first two waves, manufacturing and leisure flying, have passed by without great success, a third wave in the drive to develop Chinese general aviation is just around the corner. The third wave is predicted to be community and social services. Read Chinese article

2015 General Aviation Development Summit to be Held in Beijing Nov. 27

Experts and professionals in general aviation field will gather in Beijing on Nov 27 to discuss the development of the general aviation market in China. Discussions will focus on four main areas: infrastructure and industrial parks, air rescue, low-altitude routes and tourism, UAVs and media. Read Chinese article

One Million Yuan a Year on Offer for Helicopter Pilots

Xiangwei General Aviation of Hunan Province is seeking to attract experienced helicopter pilots by offering salaries of one million yuan. Xiangwei’s CEO said that applicants must have a CPL wiht at least 2500 total flying hours and at least 600 hours in command of a Eurocopter AS350B3 or Robinson R44II. Read Chinese article

New GA Airport for Yunnan Province

Construction will begin in May 2016 on a new general aviation airport in Chuxiong, Yunnan, about 180 km from Kunming. The airport is being built with an investment of 300 million yuan from the Jixiang GA Group and is expected to be operational by the Chinese National Holiday, October 1 2018. Read Chinese article

Second-hand Bizjet Market Emerges

Reports show that, while growth in the number of business jets in China slumped to 16% in 2014 from 26% in 2013, a healthy second-hand business jet market is beginning to emerge. Read Chinese article

 

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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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