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12th China air show to open with more exhibitors

Xinhua,September 14, 2018 Adjust font size:

About 770 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions will showcase their latest advancements in the aerospace industry at a Chinese biennial air show in November.

The 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) will be held from Nov. 6 to 11 in the southern port city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, its organizers said at a press conference in Beijing Thursday.

More than 100 aircraft made by major aeronautic and space companies from around the world will be displayed at the show.

China's aircraft-making giant, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, said it would exhibit 145 products, of which 45 would be shown for the first time. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, the civil aircraft maker, said it would showcase the prototype of wide-body passenger jet CR929 co-developed by China and Russia and ARJ21 domestically-developed regional jetliner.

Models of China's new generation carrier rockets, the core module of China's space station, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe and relay satellite will also be displayed at the show, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

Airshow China is the country's biggest gathering of aircraft makers and buyers. The show has been held in Zhuhai every two years since 1996.