China Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC), recently formed by a merger of the country’s two main state-owned aircraft makers, is targeting revenues of RMB1 trillion ($146 billion) by 2017 according to an official from the company.
The new entity, which formally started operations on Nov 8, has 10 major business segments, covering general-purpose aircraft, helicopters, transport aircraft and engines.
Zhao Hongwei, general manager of AVIC’s international leasing unit,
announced the target at a forum in Beijing. He also said the newly
formed aviation giant would look to cooperate with companies
from home and abroad, but he did not elaborate.
AVIC has already announced new projects since June, when the merger of China Aviation Industry Corp I (AVIC I) and China Aviation Industry Corp II (AVIC II) began.
AVIC has scores of subsidiaries involved in its various business lines, and 21 of them are listed. Zhao confirmed that AVIC is likely to combine its general aviation business in a listing in about three years.
Last year, AVIC I reported revenues of over RMB100 billion, while AVIC II’s were around RMB10 billion.
Source: China Daily