B.C. Lands Business at Airshow China 2016

B.C. Lands Business at Airshow China 2016

December 9, 2016 Posted by Willow Easton

Minister Teresa Wat with B.C. delegates at Airshow China

There was a lot to smile about at the B.C. booth at Airshow China 2016 this November. Two B.C.-based companies, Pelesys Learning Systems and the Langley Flying School, signed agreements at the show while a third, Viking Air announced a second delivery to its Chinese partner.
The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism led a delegation of 17 B.C. companies to the Airshow. The 11th annual event, held Nov 1-6, attracted almost half a million visitors and allowed B.C. companies to showcase their products and services to a fast-growing Chinese market.
Vancouver-based Pelesys Learning Systems signed an agreement with Sichuan Haite High Technologies, China’s largest third-party aviation training-service provider to utilize and share complementary technologies. The two companies will work together to establish a world-class aviation platform aimed at providing a variety of aviation training courses and software.
Would be private and professional pilots in B.C. will soon benefit from Langley Flying School’s new agreement signed with Yunnan Xiang’Ao Aviation Technology. The Vancouver-based school will receive Cessna simulation devices and equipment to significantly expand its training capacity.
Also during the show, Viking Air Limited of Victoria, B.C. delivered its second Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft to Reignwood Aviation Group of Beijing, China. The delivery was part of a strategic partnership signed in 2015 for the B.C. firm to provide up to 50 aircraft to be delivered over five years to the growing Chinese market.
Commercial passenger traffic in China continues to grow by approximately 7% per year, the Chinese State Council recently named general aviation as the next engine to drive the Chinese economy. As general aviation airspace opens across China, and the number of airports increase, there will be high demand for aerospace expertise.
B.C.’s aerospace sector is renowned for its long history of operating both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft according to the highest safety standards in the world. B.C. companies are leaders in areas including: aerospace education, training, and simulation; aircraft maintenance, modifications, repair, and overhaul; tooling, fabrication, and processes; aircraft manufacturing and supply chain; and security, surveillance, and information management.
To learn more about B.C.’s innovative and responsive aerospace industry, contact one of our International Trade and Investment Representatives.
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