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China Prepares for Zhuhai Air Show
Taipei - China is preparing for its 7th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition for Nov. 4-9 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, in southern China.
The government-sponsored show features exhibitors from 35 countries, including: 20 French companies - the Safran Group, Snecma and Thales; 40 Russian companies - Irkut, Rosoboronexport and Sukhoi Aviation; three from the United Kingdom - Rolls Royce; five Ukrainian companies - Antonov; and 24 U.S. companies - Boeing, GE Aviation, Rockwell Collins, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and United Technologies.
More than 100 Chinese defense and aerospace companies, including government organizations, are scheduled to exhibit. The exhibition center has been renovated, which consisted of "rebuilding and decorations, including renovating all three exhibition halls, the press center, chalets and the comprehensive village," said a press release.
Show officials are expecting more than 200,000 public visitors, compared with 180,000 in 2006. The increase is due to the planned attendance of three Chinese astronauts, along with one or more of the re-entry vehicles.
China conducted its first space walk in September. It was the third manned space mission in five years. China has a stated goal of putting a space station in orbit and conducting a manned mission to the moon by 2020.
This year, China is expected to finally display the J-10 "Vigorous Dragon" fighter. Show officials promised in 2006 to display the aircraft, but the fighter never appeared. With a delta-canard configuration, the J-10 is a single-engine, multirole fighter built by the Chengdu Aircraft Corp.
Indian Air Force conducts sky manoeuvres at Chinese air show
BEIJING: The Indian tricolour flew at the opening ceremony of the 7th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition at Zhuhai in south
China as the Suryakiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force conducted air makeovers on Tuesday morning.
The SKAT made impressive horizontal formations with smoke trail of the tricolour in the sky although it's flying manoeuvres was restricted by an overcast sky. Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao facilitated the nine-member teak of Indian pilots after the performance.
The flying skills of Indian pilots also came in for praise by General Liang Guanglie, Member of the Central Military Commission of China, who held a meeting with the Indian Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major this afternoon.
At the meeting, Liang told Major that defence cooperation was a very important part of the bilateral relationship between India and China. Liang said the visit by the Air Chief Marshal and the visit by Admiral Wu Shengli, chief of the navy of the People's Liberation Army, who is now touring India will further strengthen military ties between the two countries.
The Indian embassy in Beijing issued a statement describing the meeting as "friendly and cordial".
Originally posted by waynos
Why do the graphics on the 'cockpit integrative large screen display system' show the F-35, rather than something like the J-10?
Originally posted by jensy
In the first photo, what are the large grey aircraft covered with taupalin?