China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, the country’s biggest air show, will be held in November in Zhuhai, as scheduled. Retracting an earlier announcement that Airshow China would be scrapped this year in view of the COVID health crisis, the organizers clarified that the plans to conduct China’s biggest air show remain unchanged.
Zhuhai city in South China’s Guangdong Province hosts this high-profile event every time, due to which the ‘China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition’ is also referred to as Zhuhai Airshow. The biennial air show has been held in even years since 1996.
This year, the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition is scheduled from 10 to 15 November. More than 400 companies from China, the US, the UAE, Australia, Germany, Russia, France, and Finland are expected to participate in the air show. However, there has been no official confirmation on international participation so far.This exhibition generally serves as a platform to display Beijing’s flourishing aviation capability – its advanced military equipment, including fighters, drones, etc.
This grand air show features a spectacular display of real-size products, trade talks, technological exchange, and flying displays. It usually draws several industry giants such as Airbus SE, Boeing Co., ATR, Embraer, and the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC).
As of now, China continues to implement restrictions on international flights amid growing fears of a second wave of coronavirus, whereas the domestic aviation industry has picked up greatly, and the domestic flight operations have reached more than 90% of the pre-pandemic level.