The International Aerospace Salon opened in Zhuhai on November 1. Until the end of the week, open exhibition grounds and pavilions received visitors, both from representatives of various departments and organizations, as well as interested public. According to the organizers, this time more than seven hundred companies and organizations from 42 countries of the world took part in the exhibition. At the exhibition sites were located more than 150 aircraft of various models, built in different countries. An even greater number of developments were shown in the form of layouts and other promotional materials. In six days, about 400 thousand people visited the exhibition.
The International Aerospace Exhibition has once again become a platform for signing contracts for the supply of a product. As part of the salon more than 400 contracts were concluded. The total value of the products negotiated by these documents has reached 40 billion US dollars. In particular, contracts for the supply of 187 aircraft of various classes and types were signed. At the same time, the commercially successful aircraft seller was the Chinese company Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. She received new orders for the 56 passenger aircraft C919 and 40 ARJ21-700.
It should be noted that, despite the name, the exhibition in Zhuhai was dedicated not only aviation and space technology. Significant attention in the framework of this event is given to various types of land military equipment, such as electronic warfare systems or anti-aircraft systems. Also an important part of the exposition are developments in the field of aviation and ground-based electronic equipment, etc. Such approaches allowed the organizers to increase the number of developments planned for demonstration, as well as attract new participants in the person of developers of various projects that are not directly related to aviation.
In addition to the enterprises of Chinese industry, numerous organizations from other countries, including Russia, took part in the recent exhibition. Moreover, the Russian exposition this time became the largest among all foreign ones. The Russian delegation of about 400 people represented new developments of fifty enterprises. In total, more than 220 samples of aviation and other equipment were shown. It is noteworthy that in comparison with the previous exhibition Airshow China 2014, the area of the Russian exposition increased approximately 2,5 times. To place all the stands, it took more than 1,5 thousand sq. M.
Product models of concern EKO "Almaz-Antey". Photo Concern EKR "Almaz Antey" / Almaz-antey.ru
Russia at the Airshow China 2016 exhibition was represented by all the leading enterprises of the aviation and defense industries. The Sukhoi company, the Russian Helicopters holding, the Almaz-Antey aerospace defense concern, the Shvabe and Thermodynamics holdings, the United Engine Corporation, the Tactical Missile Armament Corporation, etc. showed their designs. Attracting companies to organizations 49 allowed us to show potential customers a large number of the latest developments, as well as cover all major areas. In addition to industry, Russian aerobatic teams “Russian Knights” and “Swifts” took part in the exhibition.
The Helicopters of Russia holding brought several well-known models of aviation equipment to China, and in addition, presented a number of new developments. So, on the stand of the holding in the pavilion of the exhibition, models of new versions of the existing equipment were shown. The medical version of the Ansat multi-purpose helicopter, the Ka-32А11ВС fire-fighting modification and the Mi-171А2 multi-purpose vehicle were presented. There were several presentations in the exhibition schedule, during which the Russian helicopter manufacturer presented to potential customers the entire amount of required information on promising developments.
Already on the first day of the exhibition "Helicopters of Russia" signed the first contract for the supply of equipment. According to the new document, in 2017-18, the Chinese company Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co., Ltd. will have to get the 18 Mi-171, Ka-32 and Ansat helicopters. A firm contract involves the construction and supply of two Ansats in medical performance, two multipurpose Mi-171 and one Ka-32. Another 13 machines are subject to option. Chinese pilots already have experience with the Mi-171 and Ka-32 helicopters: this technique has been used for several years to solve various problems. The ordered Ansat cars, in turn, will be the first representatives of their type delivered to China. Three Ka-32, Ansat and Mi-171 helicopters will be transferred to Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. in the foreseeable future. The corresponding contract was signed on November 2.
Samples of optical equipment of Shvabe Holding, which were presented at the exhibition. Photo "Shvabe" / Shvabe.com
In addition to the contracts for the supply of equipment, the Russian Helicopters signed another important document. 3 November was officially announced that the Hong Kong company Lakeshore International Aviation Co., Ltd. He becomes an authorized agent of the Russian holding for the marketing and promotion of civilian helicopters in China. Such cooperation should significantly improve the prospects for the production of Russian Helicopters in the Chinese market.
The United Aircraft Corporation has brought a number of its new developments to the Airshow China 2016 exhibition. VK-2500PS, AL-31FN and RD-93 engines showed specialists and the general public. In the form of layouts, products AI-222-25, TV7-117CM and AL-41F-1C were demonstrated. In addition to showing new developments in the field of engine building, the Corporation planned to conduct a number of events aimed at developing cooperation with Chinese companies.
One of the results of the current cooperation between the Russian JDC and the Chinese aviation industry was the appearance of contracts for the supply of spare parts and support for the operation of AL-31F and D-30KU / KP engines operated by China. A division of the United Aircraft Corporation, Joint-Stock Company ODK-STAR, has completed the registration of trademarks for pumps-regulators of turboshaft engines of the VK-2500 / TB3-117 family. In the near future it is planned to notify the Chinese authorities. Thanks to this, only HP-3BM-T and HP-3BMA-T products will now be legally sold in China, while counterfeit copies will be outlawed. In addition to protecting the copyright of the manufacturer, this will lead to increased reliability of the equipment.
Shvabe Holding, which is engaged in the creation of optical-electronic equipment for use in various fields, presented at the recent exhibition two dozen of its new developments. Multifunctional optical fibers and products based on them, created by the Research and Technological Institute of Optical Materials Science, All-Russian Scientific Center “GOI them. S.I. Vavilova. The manufacture of optical fibers from quartz glass gives certain advantages over other technologies that can be used in various fields.
Krasnogorsk plant them. S.A. Zvereva, who is also part of the Shvabe holding, made a presentation of the Geoton-L1 multi-zone optical imaging equipment, as well as the Avrora wide-spectrum multispectral optical-electronic equipment. The product “Geoton-L1” is already used in the onboard equipment of the Resurs-P spacecraft used in the interests of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and other departments. Monochromatic shooting allows you to identify objects larger than 85 cm in the capture band up to 40 km. The simultaneous use of monochrome optical and four or five spectral channels (out of six) allows to increase the information content of the obtained images. The Aurora equipment is designed for use with the small Aist-2D spacecraft and has a monochromatic optical as well as three spectral channels that allow finding objects of at least 1,5 m size.
On November 2, the Shvabe holding and the Chinese company UniStrong Science & Technology Co., Ltd. signed a contract for the supply of various products required for the production of spacecraft. It is planned to develop cooperation, which will result in joint production of satellite navigation aids compatible with existing systems of domestic and foreign development. By the end of the year, Shvabe and the Chinese corporation CETC are planning to formulate a detailed plan of interaction, in accordance with which the joint development of optoelectronic and laser systems will be carried out in the future.
For the first time, the Russian holding Tekhnodinamika took part in the Chinese aerospace show, the enterprises from which are engaged in the development of various systems and components for aviation. Being a newcomer to the exhibition, the Russian holding company used new and bold ideas to showcase its developments. At the Tekhnodinamika stand, an interactive monitor with a diagonal of about 5 m was mounted, on which all the necessary information was displayed. Visitors to the exhibition could learn about the main activities of the holding, as well as get acquainted with its promising developments, presented in the form of three-dimensional models.
The Russian aviation industry showed in China not only the latest developments, but also already well-known samples. However, some of them became the subject of new contracts. So, on the second day of the exhibition, a contract was signed for the construction of the Be-200 amphibious aircraft for China. The contract involves the supply of two cars with an option for two more. The first aircraft of this contract will be transferred to the customer in 2018 year. It is noted that the Be-200 for a Chinese customer will differ from the existing technology in its basic version. The appearance of the export contract allows the Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex. Gm Beriev reach production rates of up to six Be-200 per year. It should be noted that the recently signed contract will lead to the first supply of amphibians of this type abroad.
In addition to the delivery of finished equipment, Russian and Chinese enterprises are planning to begin joint production of several samples. So, even 23 September, during the Gidroaviasalon-2016, an agreement was signed on cooperation TANTK them. Beriev and Energy Leader Aircraft Manufacturing companies as part of the licensed production of the Be-103 aircraft. In the near future, it is planned to change the existing amphibian project in accordance with current requirements, and then to establish the construction of such equipment in Chinese factories. During the Airshow China 2016 exhibition, the Russian and Chinese organizations concluded several new agreements that define certain conditions for cooperation on the Be-103 topic.
Part of the exposition of the aerospace show in China is traditionally given to demonstrate land equipment, including air defense equipment. Such equipment is of great interest to various customers, which leads to the appearance of the stands of its manufacturers. In this direction, Russia was represented by the VKO Almaz-Antey concern. The concern showed already well-known developments in the field of anti-aircraft systems, such as C-300PMU2, C-300BM and C-400 complexes. In addition, potential customers were offered maintenance programs for equipment.
The concern's management noted that a number of countries in Southeast Asia, armed with Russian-made anti-aircraft systems, indicated the relevance of services for maintaining such equipment. In this regard, the possibility of creating a network of service centers in the Asia-Pacific region, which will carry out repairs and upgrades of serial equipment belonging to various armies, is being considered. In the near future it is planned to complete the negotiations, according to the results of which the first such center will appear in China. Its task will be the maintenance of C-300 family complexes.
The International Aerospace Exhibition Airshow China 2016, for obvious reasons, is primarily a platform for demonstrating the latest achievements of Chinese industry, and its main audience are companies and government structures of China. Nevertheless, during this event other countries, including Russia, show their latest developments. This time the Russian delegation prepared the largest exposition among foreign participants, which attracted the attention of both specialists and the general public. In addition, Russian enterprises signed a number of important contracts. Thus, last week's exhibition can be considered successful.
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