Representatives of China’s Ordos Airport Industrial Zone (OAIZ) in Inner Mongolia and China Aviation Investment Group (CAG, Booth 4666) announced the establishment of the Ordos World Aviation Expo Industrial Zone, created to stimulate development of an indigenous aircraft manufacturing and services industry as well as high-end tourism.
“Ordos was selected based on the exceptional geographic condition as well as economic development and the resources of Ordos,” said Wang Jian, OAIZ Party Committee Secretary. “The [Inner Mongolia Autonomous] region is ideally suited for the growth of key industries and foreign investment.”
An eight-kilometer-square Air Park, designed to attract aviation businesses from around the world, will be the centerpiece of the $8 billion World Aviation City industrial zone, and include “bases” for general aviation, aircraft exhibitions, aviation education and commerce and related activities. It is planned to also include tourism attractions, such as a shopping mall, amusement park, golf course and boutique hotel.
CAG vice president Jiang Michael said planning for most of the bases has been completed, and a new terminal, which will become Air Park’s FBO, has already been built at Ordos Ejin Horo Airport.
A corporate aircraft exhibition at the fledgling development is planned for September 2015, and “first opening” of World Aviation City is scheduled for Aug. 1, 2016.