The biennial Zhuhai air show is a banquet for observers of Chinese defense technology. Although nuclear-capable missiles and the latest developmental and operational air force systems are absent, China’s policy of ensuring that there are multiple suppliers in all key areas results in many new programs at Zhuhai. This year, counterstealth technology and advanced missiles were in the forefront.
The onboard-equipment subsidiary of Avic provides electrical systems for such aircraft as the C919 mainline narrowbody airliner, ARJ21 regional jet, MA60 regional turboprop and the AG600 amphibious aircraft....More
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Quest Aircraft Company has moved to expand its reach in China under an agreement that would give it a sales presence in the short term and ultimately provide for the manufacturing of its Kodiak single-turboprop aircraft here....More
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Simulation Key Enabler for Auto ACAS Flight Testing
Designed to save aircraft from collision with just seconds to spare, Auto ACAS is meant to operate in a highly dynamic environment in which time and space become quickly compressed. Long before such a system could be flight tested with real aircraft, it had to be developed, evaluated and proved on the ground in some of the most sophisticated high fidelity flight simulators yet designed....More