The Shanghai government has just signed a deal with China’s biggest aerospace company to build a national-level base in the city. The deal will help realize the country’s ambition to develop its own aerospace industry.
The two sides will also form a venture in Shanghai to design and make aircraft engines for domestic and overseas plane makers, the municipal government and AVIC, the Aviation Industry Corp of China.
The aviation-industry base will be set up in the Lingang Development Zone in southeastern Nanhui District.
Lin Zuoming, president of AICC, said the venture, which will be mainly focused on engine production for commercial flights, will develop engines for China’s first 150-seat passenger plane and may eventually make parts and equipment for overseas aircraft as well.
The venture will start with two departments, an aerospace engine-research center and an assembly center.
The research center will be based in the Zizhu Science Industrial Park in Minhang District and the assembly center in Lingang.
Source: Shanghai Daily