While attention focuses on Beijing's bold bid to take on Airbus and Boeing in the narrowbody airliner market, China is positioning its helicopter industry so it too can compete commercially, both domestically and internationally. The task falls to Avicopter, created by Avic in 2008 to consolidate China's state-owned helicopter industry. China has built the industry through a combination of reverse-engineering, license production and indigenous development, but joint programs with ...


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