While the military and big jets may have garnered most of the attention, there was no shortage of the lighter and less powerful aircraft types on display at Air Show China 2016. Here is a glimpse at some of the general aircraft that were seen on the apron.
Light Sport Aircraft
Jabiru J-160 of Sino-Austral Aviation. The Chinese company has hired Jabiru’s former test pilot.
Glasair Amphibian Zhuhai Hanxing General Aviation Company, with attention-grabbing extras!
Mahindra Airvan 8 of China partner Jinggong General Aviation.
Homegrown Chinese all-composite 4-seater, the Hunan Sunward SA160.
Mooney M10. Mooney is now a Chinese owned company.
Reignwood Aviation is the exclusive Greater China agent for the Viking Twin Otter 400.
Kodiak 100 of Jiangsu Runyang General Aviation.
AVIC China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) AG300 developed from the now defunct Epic LT.
A Chinese group has resurrected Hiller and plans to bring the UH-12E back into production.
Beiing General Aviation Jiangxi Helicopters is the agent for Belgium’s Dynali.
Rotorway’s Kit Helicopter, the A600 Talon has China representation.
And, for something different…
An XtremeAir XA42 of Jilin Fuhang Aviation taxiing for an aerobatic performance.
The AVIC AG600 Flying Boat. This one reported to be a full-scale model rather than a real aircraft.
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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.