China Needs 2,700 Helos by 2026

 - November 8, 2006, 7:15 AM

China is expected to require 2,763 civil helicopters of all types in the next 20 years, Zhang Hongbiao, general manager of AVIC II, said recently. Zhang also said that his company would take about 15 years to grapple with the core technologies in helicopter design and production. He wants to make China one of the world’s top helicopter producers by 2020.