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Fifth China air show to open in Zhuhai
Latest Updated by 2004-11-01 08:48:35

The 'August 1st' aerial acrobatics team of the Chinese Air Force stages a test performance before the opening of the Fifth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. Thirty-two countries and regions will participate the exhibition, opening Nov. 1 in Zhuhai, a city in south China's Guangdong Province. (sohu.com)

The 'August 1st' aerial acrobatics team of the Chinese Air Force stages a test performance one day before the opening of the Fifth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition.

A mechanician examines a plane of Chinese 'August 1st' aerobatics team at an airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong, Oct. 31, 2004. The 5th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition during which five aerobatics teams from Britain, France, Russia and China will demonstrate stunt flights is set to run from Nov. 1 to 7. (Xinhua Photo)

A mechanician examines a plane of Chinese 'August 1st' aerobatics team at an airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong, Oct. 31, 2004.

Planes of Chinese 'August 1st' aerobatics team are parked in line on the apron of an airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong, Oct. 31, 2004.

Thirty-two countries and regions will participate the Fifth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, opening Nov. 1 in Zhuhai, a city in south China's Guangdong Province.

According to a press release from the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the show will feature exhibitions, trade negotiations, academic exchanges and stunt flights.

The Nov. 1 through 7 show will have a combined floor space of 16,700 sq m for indoor exhibition; this is about 15 percent more than the previous one.

Overseas aviation giants, such as Boeing and Airbus, are scheduled to attend the show. Organizers said aviation and space firms from the Untied States, France, Germany, Russia and Italy will take up more floor space than they used to.

During the air show, five teams from Britain, France, Russia and China will demonstrate stunt flights.

An aerospace summit forums will also be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 by the commission in cooperation with the country's civil aviation authorities and French Embassy in China.

The China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition is a biennial event. The first was held in 1996, also in Zhuhai, one of China's five special economic zones.

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By: Source:Xinhua
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