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The Helicopter Expo Undertaken by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Takes Integrated Development Strategy to Promote the Development of Aviation Industry

¡¡¡¡¡°Fenglei¡± Flight Show Team Appeared at the Helicopter Expo (Photo by Jia Lei)

¡¡¡¡Taking the theme of ¡°innovative integration, coordinated development¡±, this helicopter expo undertaken by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone attracted more than 400 leading enterprises, government organizations and industrial associations from 22 countries and regions. Tianjin pays close attention to the development of aviation industry, takes this industry as an important breakpoint of industrial transformation and upgrading, quickens development of leading products such as large airplane, helicopter, UAV and general aircraft, and has become the first production base of both single-channel and double-channel airplanes in Asia.

¡¡¡¡Binhai Times (Reported by Xu Jingjing). Yesterday, the fourth China Tianjin International Helicopter Expo, jointly organized by Tianjin Municipal People¡¯s Government, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, and CPLA Ground Force, was opened in Binhai New Area. Wang Dongfeng, deputy secretary of municipal Party committee and mayor of Tianjin, attended the opening ceremony and declared opening of this expo. Zhang Yuzhuo, member of the municipal standing committee and Party secretary of Binhai New Area, chaired the opening ceremony, and Peng Bo, deputy commander of CPLA, Tan Ruisong, general manager of AVIC Group, and He Shushan, deputy mayor, gave speeches. Zhang Honghe, deputy commander of CPLA, Qin Tian, deputy commander of PAP, Yao Xiaoxuan, commander of Tianjin Garrison, Yu Qiujun, secretary general of the municipal government, Bao Yingxiang, commander of Tianjin Corps of PAP, and Yang Maorong, deputy secretary of the administrative committee of Binhai New Area and deputy head of this area, attended the ceremony.

¡¡¡¡Peng Bo pointed out that, since 2011 Tianjin Helicopter Expo had been successfully held for three sessions, and with the common efforts of all the related circles, this expo had continuous expansion in scale and enhancement in quality and had become an international grand meeting integrating equipment display, trade and investment, technical interaction and cultural exchange; it had become a famous brand of the internationalized aviation industry of China, and had played an important role in promoting industrial development; the growth and advancement of this expo witnessed the historical development progress of Chinese helicopter industry, reflected the vigor and energy in Tianjin¡¯s comprehensive deepening of reform and development of aviation industry, and showed the splendid prospect of the people¡¯s army; this expo was the first international exhibition organized by the army together with local government and military groups, was an important action for implementation of integrated development strategy of military and civil industries, was an important platform to show the equipment construction achievements of the army, and was a rare opportunity for exhibition of the bearing of the new type army; in the tide of the new military reform, the people¡¯s army would firmly follow the command of the Party, hold high the great flag of army strengthening, take the concept of innovative and integrated development, further strengthen the cooperation with local governments and military groups, strengthen exchange and cooperation with other countries in the field of helicopter, promote reform and transformation, and make contribution to national defense, world peace and common development

¡¡¡¡Tan Ruisong said that, after more than 60 years of innovative development, a complete R&D, test, production and service system had been built in Chinese helicopter industry, and a wide series product system of military and civil aircrafts had formed, which had made great contribution to the national defense and economic development of China; since the 18th CPC national congress, AVIC Group had focused on its major business, taken helicopter industry as a key point for implementation of the integration strategy of military and civil industries and the supply-side structural reform, taken product manufacturing as the core, taken general aviation operation as the carrier, gradually expanded the market share of homemade civil aircrafts, and made efforts to transform from product supplier to system integration service provider; this helicopter, so far the only nation-grade international helicopter exhibition in China and one of the top three helicopter exhibitions in the world, had become an important platform for showing helicopter technologies and industrial development results, promoting exchange and cooperation in this industry, promoting the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and building up the cooperation between government and enterprises and between arm and non-military organizations; AVIC Group participated in this expo with the theme of ¡°integrating military and civil industries, promoting the Belt and Road strategy, and leading the industrial development¡±, and would show the advanced manufacturing ability, innovation ability and integrated service ability of Chinese helicopter industry as well as the latest development results of the Chinese aviation industry.

¡¡¡¡He Shushan said that, taking the theme of ¡°innovative integration, coordinated development¡±, this helicopter expo attracted more than 400 leading enterprises, government organizations and industrial associations from 22 countries and regions, and had great significance for further promoting international exchange and cooperation in aviation industry, facilitating the development of Chinese aviation undertaking, showing the bearing of the army, and giving publicity to AVIC and Tianjin; the municipal Party committee and municipal government of Tianjin paid close attention to the development of aviation industry, took this industry as an important breakpoint of industrial transformation and upgrading, quickened development of leading products such as large airplane, helicopter, UAV and general aircraft by means of new technologies and modes such as flexible manufacturing, lean production and intelligent manufacturing, and made Tianjin the first production base of both single-channel and double-channel airplanes in Asia; meanwhile, this city would develop with special efforts emerging services such as financial leasing, aviation repair, aviation training and aviation logistics, and gradually build the whole industrial chain consisting of aviation manufacturing and service; at present, Tianjin was in an important historical window phase of development, and the whole city was learning and carrying through the spirit in the important series speeches of President Xi Jinping, especially the important requirements of ¡°three efforts¡± for Tianjin, and sparing no effort to build a national advanced manufacturing and R&D base, which provided rare development opportunities and wide development space for aviation manufacturers all over the world; it was expected that the successful holding of the fourth helicopter expo could help to further deepen the exchange and cooperation with global aviation enterprises, share the new development opportunities of Tianjin, and jointly write a new chapter of mutual benefits and win-win cooperation.

¡¡¡¡McCallum, ambassador of Canada in China, Chibesankuda, ambassador of Zambia in China, Li Cailiang, member of the standing committee of Binhai New Area and secretary general of the committee of this area, Xia Qinglin, deputy head of Binhai New Area, You Tiancheng, secretary of the working committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, and Yang Bing, director of the management committee of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, also attended the ceremony.

¡¡¡¡Representatives of national ministries and commissions and military organizations such as National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Commerce, National Space Administration Committee, Civil Aviation Administration of China, State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, China Meteorological Administration, China Coast Guard, Equipment Development Department of PRC Central Military Commission, Ground Force Equipment Department of CPLA, Air Force Equipment Department of CPLA, Rocket Force Equipment Department of CPLA, Central Theater Command of CPLA, and Southern Theater Command of CPLA, and representatives of domestic and overseas helicopter manufacturers and helicopter related enterprises and organizations such as Italian Aviation Association, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopter, Safran Engine, Thales Group, Aero Engine Corporation of China, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and China Electronics Technology Group, participated in this expo.

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