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The Chinese company acquired the Austrian Diamond Aircraft

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Chinese company Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd (aviation a division of the Chinese private group Wanfeng Auto Holding Group) announced the acquisition of the Austrian Diamond Aircraft Group, the core of which is the famous aircraft manufacturer Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, bmpd.


The Chinese company acquired the Austrian Diamond Aircraft
ПChristian Dryes, owner and head of the Austrian Diamond Aircraft Group, and Bin Chan, president of the Wanfeng Auto Holding Group (center).

Chinese industrial companies have long shown interest in Diamond Aircraft.

“So in December 2013 of the year, the Chinese corporation CETC formed a joint venture between CETC Wuhu and Diamond Aircraft Manufacture Co., Ltd, located in Anhui province, with Diamond Aircraft Industries. The joint venture assembles and sells Diamond DA 20 and DA 42 airplanes to China, as well as service support for all types of Diamond Aircraft airplanes. The joint development of new types of aircraft and aircraft engines in the joint venture was also assumed, ”the report says.

In turn, Wanfeng Aviation Industry in December 2016 of the year was acquired by the Canadian division of Diamond Aircraft - Diamond Canada, which is one of the main assembly and dealer sites of the Austrian company.

At present, the relationship between Wanfeng Auto Holding Group and CETC with respect to Diamond Aircraft is unclear, but most likely it operates in partnership and with the assistance of the Chinese authorities.

It is reported that the new Chinese owner "announced its intention to continue to invest in the design office of the Diamond Global R & D Center, located in Wiener Neustadt, as well as in the company Diamond Austria, in order to develop new types of aircraft, as well as the priority development of the aircraft Diamond DART-450 and DA 50.

The model offered by the CETC Wuhu Diamond Aircraft Manufacture joint venture of a variant of the Diamond DART-450 turboprop training aircraft for the PLA Air Force.

According to the resource, earlier interest in the possible acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Industries was shown by the structures of the Russian corporation Rostec, and the Russian structures planned to develop a line of aircraft specifically for the Russian market, including the 9- and 19-local light passenger aircraft, with the active participation of the Austrians. However, after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions, these projects were canceled, and now the Austrian company has "left" the Chinese.
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  1. shura7782
    shura7782 12 January 2018 14: 37 New
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    I was proud of English. Probably in vain. We must take on the Chinese. Soon they will be around.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 12 January 2018 15: 17 New
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      An optimist is learning English.
      A pessimist is Chinese.
      A realist is a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
      © smile
      1. shura7782
        shura7782 12 January 2018 15: 50 New
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        Too shy to ask which line or lines you are positioning yourself. winked
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 12 January 2018 15: 51 New
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          So far, I'm an optimist. smile
          1. Normal ok
            Normal ok 12 January 2018 23: 53 New
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            Quote: Alexey RA
            So far, I'm an optimist. smile

            I add that a pessimist is a well-informed optimist laughing
  2. Rusland
    Rusland 12 January 2018 14: 43 New
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    Lucky, but we “Opel” broke off.
    1. Vlad.by
      Vlad.by 12 January 2018 16: 55 New
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      Earlier in Europe there was only a "good Chinese car" Volvo. Now there will be a "wonderful Chinese aircraft" Diamond!
  3. donavi49
    donavi49 12 January 2018 14: 47 New
    +8
    So now the Chinese will supply Diamond DA42 Twin Star kits for the VKS. laughing
  4. Spez
    Spez 12 January 2018 14: 48 New
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    Those. now in the E-burg will be let out not the Austrian, but the Chinese planes. What a twist!)))
    1. faiver
      faiver 12 January 2018 15: 33 New
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      Well, as if in a Swedish goteborg, Chinese Volvo has been doing for a long time, Korean ssang-young has long been Chinese, and much more ...
  5. d.zhuk2010
    d.zhuk2010 12 January 2018 15: 09 New
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    This is a surprise for Motor Sich and Ivchenko-Progress. What will happen now with the implementation of the project related to the replacement contract for the German engine on DA-50? It was planned to supply Diamond Aircraft Group 400 pcs. AI-450С during the period 2018 - 2023 years. I feel it will be a big bummer.
    1. Normal ok
      Normal ok 12 January 2018 23: 54 New
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      Quote: d.zhuk2010
      This is a surprise for Motor Sich and Ivchenko-Progress. What will happen now with the implementation of the project related to the replacement contract for the German engine on DA-50? It was planned to supply Diamond Aircraft Group 400 pcs. AI-450С during the period 2018 - 2023 years. I feel it will be a big bummer.

      The Chinese, in all trade with Ukraine. so that there will be no bummer.
  6. dvvv
    dvvv 12 January 2018 15: 10 New
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    in Motorsich did not supply them with dviguny?
  7. Nikolay R-PM
    Nikolay R-PM 12 January 2018 15: 18 New
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    China is methodically buying up manufacturers of light aircraft. In 2013 I bought an American enstorm, now I got to diamond aircraft.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 12 January 2018 17: 39 New
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      China is investing $ 2 trillion in its aviation industry in 20 years. Such plans, which were published 2 years ago. And, as we see, the plans are being implemented. The purchase of small airlines is part of them. The Chinese are going to overtake both Boeing and Airbus. Completely with its engines.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 12 January 2018 17: 18 New
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    China is buying brains and has done quite well at this point. It’s worth considering that we are really being squeezed out of the aviation market
  9. Romin
    Romin 12 January 2018 17: 28 New
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    Unfortunately, our government structures are not very agile, not flexible and non-initiative. If you would like, this Austrian company could be purchased through a Belarusian company with an appropriate joint venture and technology transfer. And as always: Well, I couldn’t ..; (
  10. Overlock
    Overlock 12 January 2018 18: 22 New
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    650 billion S investment in education in China affects. They will buy and do everything
  11. Tutu
    Tutu 13 January 2018 10: 44 New
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    Google Maps
  12. ratfly
    ratfly 13 January 2018 13: 11 New
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    This Diamond has awesome airplanes. I admired them all the time. Yes, the Chinese are not fools. There was an article that, together with Diamond, the Urals were going to build planes. Now what?