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China is in talks about selling the FC-1 fighter jet to eight countries, Flightglobal.com reported Wednesday.
According to the website, Zeng Wen, vice-president of the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), revealed they are in discussions with up to eight countries about sales of FC-1 (Fighter-China-1), or Xiaolong. But he declined to name which countries.
China's challenger to Boeing and Airbus announced the first 100 orders for its single-aisle commercial aircraft from four Chinese airlines and two leasing companies, revving up global competition in the domestic aviation market, predicted to be worth more than $450 billion over the next two decades.
The breakthrough orders for the 160-seat C919 were placed at the Zhuhai air show by four of China's major carriers - Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines - and the airplane leasing company General Electric Capital Aviation Services of the United States as well as a Chinese leasing firm.
The new paint scheme for China's most advanced fighter jets used by the military aerobatic team will make its debut later this month, the air force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Thursday.
In contrast to the usual decision-making process involved in selecting the paint scheme for the planes used by the famous August 1st Aerobatic Team, it was not the air force that chose the latest design, but military fans.
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About the Airshow China
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China, is the only international aerospace trade show in China that is endorsed by the Chinese central government. It features the display of real-size products, trade talks, technological exchange and flying display. Since 1996, the show has been successfully held in Zhuhai in every even-number year for seven sessions.