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Airplanes-helicopters. "Abace 2018" (April 17-19)

The seventh edition at Shanghai Airport

The seventh annual "Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition" ("ABACE 2018") opens on April 17-19 at the business aviation base at Shanghai's Hongqiao International Airport.

This year it incorporates a brand-new hangar at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, allowing an exhibit floor that spans both hangars and a pavilion, showcasing more than 170 exhibitors.

The event continues to be the venue of choice for aircraft manufacturers to introduce their newest models to China and other Asian markets and there will be 30 aircraft on display, including the full spectrum of business aircraft, from pistons to intercontinental jets, as well as six helicopters.

In 2017 China saw an increase of five general aviation airports, 56 general aviation enterprises and 2,272 general aviation aircraft, with total general aviation flight hours reaching 735,000 hours.

To advance the industry’s development, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) put forward new initiatives and goals regarding the development of general aviation in the Development Plan of General Aviation during the 13th Five-Year Plan Period. 

According to the plan, China’s general aviation industry will more than double its 2015 size by 2020, which presents another RMB1 trillion market in China.

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