- March 5, 2011, 7:10 PM
China is launching its own helicopter show. The China Helicopter Exposition 2011 (Booth No. 503) will be held September 15 to 18 in Tianjin and is sponsored by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and its Avicopter division. Currently China has a population of 1.4 billion but has only 200 civil helicopters. Avicopter has a major helicopter research and production facility in Tianjin and Chinese officials have previously stated the goal of eventually building indigenous heavy, medium, and light helicopters at the facility.