Enter the dragon

Subtitle: For years Chuina as been a fast-growing airline market. Now the world's most populous state wants to join the elite club of civil aircraft manufacturing nations, with a strategy based on the ARJ21 regional jet and planned Comac 919 narrowbody, as well as partnering with established OEMs. With the red banner in its modern factories espousing not Communist slogans but business school dogma, China is determined to learn from the best of the West. On the eve of Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong, out 12-page special looks at how successfully the country is moving from customer of airliner manufacturers to partner and competitor. Taking on the giants : can China succeed in a market sominated by Western airframers? Setting up infrastructure could take decades / Leithen Francis. -- Modern and ancient : buildings from the Mao-era that once made buses now produce parts for Bombardier and other Western aircraft / Leithen Francis. -- Gateway to China / Asian Aerospace's Hong Kong location puts the show within easy reach of the fast-growing Chinese market / Murdo Morrison. -- Tianjin triumph : despite competition from Zhuhai and Xian, Airbus opted for Beijing's burgeoning port city for A320 assembly work / Leithen Francis. -- Improving the best / Leithen Francis. -- Coastal attractions / Leithen Francis. -- Closing the gap : improved customer support and flexible payment options are strengthening China's chances in the export market / Leithen Francis. -- Ready for take-off : general aviation in China could be on the verge of massive growth -- but infrastructure and airspace restrictions need to be overcome / Siva Govindasamy. -- China mulls seagulls and dragons / Leithen Francis. -- Standing up for seats : will the vanguard nature of Asian carriers open the door to vertical and stacked sleeper seat designs on aircraft? / Mary Kirby.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 36-49 : ill.
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 176
    • Issue Number: 5204
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2009 11:29AM