Province Aims to Become General Aviation Hub in Northeastern China
The country’s private aircraft sector is starting to takeoff as reforms are needed badly. And since 2012 Faku in Liaoning province in the northeastern China gained national attention in becoming a hub for general aviation a term that means all flights other than those operated by commercial airlines and the military such as private, police aviation and chartered flights.
The local government is placing special emphasis in the development of related industries and will treat them as a pillar for the local economy and set off an ambitious long term target that will manufacture 5,000 aircraft annually. Last August, Faku hosted the Third Shenyang Faku International Flight Show which they say was the largest air show in China. The five day show attracted around 80 aviation related enterprises and several aerobatic display teams domestic and international.
The deputy director of the Faku General Aviation Industrial Park management Committee made huge investments in the general aviation sector and the committee is not satisfied until Faku will become the country’s light air capital. Started in 2010 the industrial park has a planned area of 6 square kilometers and is attracting enterprises that involves aircraft research and development, maintenance, personnel training, production of components and flight tourism. Furthermore the country’s air traffic control authorities gave its approval for the park to be the first pilot station for low altitude aviation services.