Zhuhai Air Show 2012


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The 9th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition is taking place in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, from Nov.13-18, 2012. The show is sponsored by Guangdong Provincial People¡¯s Government, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Air Force of PLA, China Aviation Industry Corporation, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd., China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, with Zhuhai Airshow Co., Ltd. as the official organizer.

The biennial Airshow China is the only international aerospace trade show approved by the State Council, with Zhuhai appointed as the permanent host city. It features the display of real-size product, trade talks, technological exchange and flying display. Since 1996, the show has witnessed 8 successful sessions, emerging as one of the most famous airshows in the world. It is a gateway for international aerospace enterprises to showcase the latest products and technologies and a top exhibition brand name in Zhuhai.

The organizer of Airshow China devotes itself to making the show more international and professional. Up to now, preparation work for the show has been undergoing smoothly, with exhibitor registration ending with a new record of 28,200 sqm in indoor space order that includes some 650 exhibitors with 80 aircraft from 39 countries and regions.

There is a new breakthrough in domestic participation. Airlines from CAAC, the Air Force of PLA, China Aviation Industry Corporation, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.(COMAC), China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation and China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation will again have a big presence and stage their most advanced aviation and aerospace products and technologies in various forms.

CAAC, along with the four major airlines in China, will demonstrate the image of domestic airlines in a 1200 sqm booth. The Air Force of PLA will unveil a number of military aircraft and likely bring some veteran aircraft as well. China Aviation Industry Corporation will showcase its full-range key products in military & civil aviation, helicopter, general aviation, engine and airborne systems, in addition to a fleet for outdoor static display.

COMAC will set up a multimedia booth that combines sound, light and electric fixtures. It will use the white film projection, holographic touch screen and face recognition interactive wall to introduce its products and showcase its corporation image in a lively way, and the homemade jetliner ARJ 21will fly to the show again for static display and flying demonstration.

China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation will showcase diversified aerospace technologies, launch vehicles and systems for civil applications, including the latest manned spaceship, missile launching vehicle, UAV and other products of global competitiveness. China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation will focus on integrated arm systems, that will see the display of about 50 military products, including the attack-defense simulation system.

Increased defense equipment will be a new highlight at Airshow China 2012, featuring by China South Industries Group Corporation and its subsidiary companies¡¯ debut at the show, which will display a series of aero defense products. Xinxing Cathay International Group will display the large-sized, instantly inflatable hangar, the only of its kind in China, and the advanced portable air traffic control tower. Private aerospace sectors such as Beijing Symbol of Power Technology Development Co., Ltd., Simmake UR Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Zenisun Group are also playing a bigger part the show.

The overseas exhibitors also see a big growth, improving the international scenario of the show. Airshow China¡¯s world famous regular exhibitors inlcuding Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, SUKHOI and GE Aviation have signed up for the show. Some of them, like Bombardier, GIFAS, CFM International, and Honeywell have booked bigger booths. After years of absence from Airshow China, the world famous aviation enterprises, Goodrich, Bell Helicopter and Liebherr are also coming back, in addition to new comers like Eaton.

Flying display at Airshow China 2012 is always an eye-catching event that brings the audience excitement and pleasure. A great number of military and civil aircraft from international manufacturers and operators will display the latest type of aircraft and some of them will conduct flying demonstration.

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MwRYum

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The Aircraft List has been updated with flight display for Z10 and Z19:
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As of now, Z-10 and Z-19 have been pulled out of the list.

But just a reiteration of my personal experience: if you can't obtain a "journalist pass" during the non-public days of the exhibition, don't even bother to go there, it's simply stuff of nightmare.
 

escobar

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PLAAF 81st Aerobatics Team arrived.

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plawolf

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As of now, Z-10 and Z-19 have been pulled out of the list.

But just a reiteration of my personal experience: if you can't obtain a "journalist pass" during the non-public days of the exhibition, don't even bother to go there, it's simply stuff of nightmare.

How so?
 

MwRYum

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1. Even if you ride the first shuttle bus of the day to get there, chances are the traffic jam would be so bad that by the time you reach the venue, it'd at noon time, missed out the best flight display of the day, and not to mention the show close at 1700hrs, that leaves you very little time to visit;
2. That means stay for the night before the day, right? Well...Zhuhai is kinda lack in decent accommodation;
3. Most foreign participants will pull out on public day, leaving only Chinese booths;
4. The worst aspects on the public day is the SEA OF PEOPLE!!! Despite the not-cheap admission fee there's just so damn many people, nigh impossible to take picture, let along to view the exhibits in more relaxed manner;
5. You need to be careful of pickpockets, mind and body overclock to 90% capacity;
6. As much as getting there is a chore, leaving is just as painful...

I'd prefer airshows like those in Singapore or US or Canada or UK anytime...if you really, REALLY gonna make me to go to Zhuhai's, give me a press pass for the corporate days, if not don't bother me.

Hmmmm...last I check SDF doesn't qualify as news organization, right?
 
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