The Tianjin Airport Economic Area has signed a letter of agreement with Bombardier Aerospace to expand the Canadian manufacturer’s aircraft maintenance services in Mainland China. The agreement is a first step toward the creation of a joint venture for a maintenance facility slated to open in 2016.
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China’s Tianjin Airport has reported exponential growth in its corporate aviation business, which increased by 30 percent between 2010 and 2011. In recent years, the city has seen rapid economic development, which has led to the rise of business aviation movements and related enterprises. The number of private aviation movements at the airport has risen by 131 percent since 2008, from 10 to 15 per month to around 35 per month in 2010.
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.