Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
China Requires Over 3,000 Planes in 20 Years
Adjust font size:

The state-owned China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) forecast Tuesday that the country's air industry would require more than 3,000 civil aircraft in the next 20 years.

A report released by the AVIC at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai said the industry would require 3,110 more civil aircraft including 2,230 large jetliners and 880 'feeder' aircraft.

Taking into account decommissioned planes the industry is expected to have 3,370 aircraft by the end of 2025. This figure includes 2,470 large jetliners.

The report said passenger volume would increase annually by 8.6 percent and would exceed one trillion person kilometers by the end of 2025.

China's air transport industry is expected to develop faster than the international average. In 2005 its air transport volume ranked second in the world. The increase in the business is being stimulated by a booming economy, a growth in tourism and international trade, said the report.

Cargo volume will rise to 60 billion ton-kilometers by the end of 2025 -- an annual increase of 10.7 percent.

The forecast included companies in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

Established in 1999, AVICi manufactures a range of aero products, including military, transport and reconnaissance aircraft, turbojet and turbofan engines, air-to-air missiles and ground-to-air missiles.

(Xinhua News Agency November 1, 2006)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Related Stories
ARJ21 Airplane to Go into Commercial Operation in 2008
Int'l Aviation Expo Opens in Zhuhai
Chinese Airlines Report Big Profits in 3rd Q
China, Airbus Sign Deal for 170 Airbus Planes
China Has No Timetable for Big Plane Manufacture
Shanghai to Be Built into Aviation Hub for Asia
3 Mln People to Travel by Air During National Day Holiday
China Eastern Aims to Reduce Massive Losses

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback
Copyright © All Rights Reserved     E-mail: Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号