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The General Aviation Industry is Being Destroyed

Old 15th Oct 2015, 02:40
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China’s leading aircraft maker has begun work on an industrial and operations centre dedicated to general aviation.

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) this week held a ceremonial for a complex planned to occupy 30 square km in Jingmen City, in the of central Chinese province of Hubei.

AVIC will invest 20 billion yuan ($A4.25 billion) over eight years in the base, which will be dedicated to manufacturing aircraft, research and training.

The China Daily quoted AVIC chairman Lin Zuoming, as saying AVIC would build 50 similar complexes across China.

‘These would serve 90 per cent of the country’s population and build a national light aircraft operation network,’ Mr Lin said.

General aviation aircraft are restricted to flying in low-altitude airspace below 1000 metres (3280 feet) in China, but the China daily reports that ‘policymakers are mulling loosening that regulation.’

China’s general aviation sector, consisting of about 1500 aircraft, recorded 591,000 flying hours in 2013, but is expected to hit the two million hour mark by 2020, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

In contrast, Australian general aviation flew 1.7 million hours in 2012, according to the Bureau of Transport and regional Economics (BITRE).

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Old 20th Oct 2015, 09:08
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What you would be your words of advice to a person who is looking to by an

Is GA really that bad that there is no future in spending money to chase an aviation venture ?

If so - this is so devastating

The worst thing I see is this wonderful airport [ YSCB ] with little or no GA movement and business for the owner of the airport is moving in the direction that appears to to suit them.

Sad - considering the owner comes from a GA background but I guess business is business. Right or wrong.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 20:53
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To my mind an AOC is not an asset, it has no value because its not transferrable, at least not without massive expense and its subject to the whims of an unfetted and absolutely incompetent bureaucracy.

Now with a capital city airport on the other hand, you are purchasing a monopoly, a money making machine that generates vast amounts of tax free dollars, every developers wet dream.
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