China General Aviation Development Conference
On October 17, while the Chinese Air Force celebrated its 70th anniversary and held Changchun Air Show, the 2019 China (Changchun) General Aviation Development Conference was jointly hosted by China Air Transport Association and Changchun Municipal People's Government. More than 300 representatives attended the conference, including leaders of CAAC and relevant departments, CAAC regional administrations, safety supervision and management bureaus and directly affiliated entities, leaders of relevant departments of Jilin Province and Changchun Municipal People's Government, academicians of the two academies, representatives from general aviation enterprises, relevant industry associations, universities and scientific research institutes, and experts and scholars in this field.
Cai Dong, Vice governor of Jilin Province, Li Jun, Chairman of CATA, and Liu Xin, Mayor of Changchun Municipal addressed the conference. The meeting was presided over by Ding Yue, head of General Aviation Branch of CATA.
Vice Provincial Governor Cai Dong addressed the conference
In his speech, Vice Provincial Governor Cai Dong introduced relevant policies of Jilin Province to support the development of general aviation industry. He said that in last year, Jilin established a General Aviation Industry Development Leading Group, taking the lead in cultivating the general aviation industry as a strategically emerging industry. The past year has seen more merchants, faster project construction, larger popularity and better momentum in the development of general aviation industry, which ushers in the spring of high-quality growth. Jilin Province is willing to share new opportunities with all parties and continue to explore new business form, model and economy for the development of general aviation in Jilin.
Chairman Li Jun addressed the conference
Chairman Li Jun pointed out in his speech that it is of great significance to participate in air force open activities and hold general aviation exhibition and development conference in Changchun. He shared the story from the establishment and change of the old Northeast Aviation School on March 1, 1946, to the importance of pilot training. He pointed out that pilot training is an important part of general aviation and an enduring growth point for it, which should be paid more attention to. In this respect, more efforts should be made to continue to expand industry scale, ensure quality, and improve training capacity of domestic pilots as soon as possible.
Mayor Liu Xin addressed the conference
Liu Xin, Mayor of Changchun Municipal, said in his speech that Changchun has obvious advantages in developing general aviation. He pointed out that Changchun is located between the two cities of Harbin and Shenyang, which accommodate aircraft manufacturing plants. The "cradle of pilots" Aviation University Air Force is also located here, with a solid foundation in the mechanical industry such as automobiles and railway vehicles. All of those allow Changchun to enjoy advantages in terms of human resources and supporting clusters for the development of general aviation, as well as favorable airspace environment. Changchun is ready to create new opportunities for general aviation growth with all sectors of society.
The theme of the conference is "Review the Past of General Aviation in New China and Look Forward to the Vision of General Aviation in the New Era". Liu Chunchen, Safety Inspector of CAAC and Director General of CAAC Airport Department, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of the CAAC, entitled "Building on the Past, Opening up, Innovating and Promoting High-quality Development of China's General Aviation in the New Era". Academician Liu Daxing of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, academician Cao Chunxiao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Director General Jin Junhao of the CAAC Air Transport Department, Deputy Director General Li Dayu of the CAAC Northeast Regional Administration, Deputy Dean Yu Jiang of the Flight Technology School of the Civil Aviation Flight University of China, Chief of Staff Chen Jiefang of the Aviation University Air Force, Chairman and Party Secretary Peng Zhuang of the General Aviation Company of China, Chairman and Party Secretary Liang Daoman of Beidahuang General Aviation Company, and Sun Jiadong, Vice President of Dajiang Innovation Company, delivered thematic speeches at the conference.
During the meeting, Chairman Li Jun also received interviews from Xinhua News Agency, local radio and television stations and other media, during which he answered questions from reporters about China's general aviation development situations, in particular, training of flight talents, balance between general aviation growth and the revitalization of local economy, as well as joint efforts of industry associations and local governments.
This conference closely centered around the theme, analyzed market rules, focused on existing problems, raised solutions and measures, and achieved expected effect through in-depth communication, making it meaningful for all participants. It is agreed that in the past 70 years since the first exploration of civil aviation development, China's general aviation industry has made great progress, and has there since played an important role in China's national economic development, rescue and relief and other social public welfare undertakings and made outstanding contributions. Standing at the new historical starting point, we must take Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era as the guide, "remain true to our original inspirations and remember our mission", and contribute the strength of China's civil aviation to the dream of building a socialist modern country and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.