2019 China International General Aviation Convention officially opened in Xi'an, Shaanxi
2019 China International General Aviation Convention (Xi'an Air Show), the professional and international exhibition with the highest specification and largest scale in China's general aviation industry approved by the State Council, officially kicked off at Xi'an Qujiang International Convention and Exhibition Center at 10:00 a.m. on October 17th.

Gang Zhao, vice governor of Shaanxi province, announced the official opening of 2019 CIGAC.  Lihong Zhang, deputy commander of the provincial military region, attended the ceremony. Mingyuan Li , mayor of Xi’an city; Shijun Yin , chief engineer of China Civil Aviation Administration; Hong Dang, deputy director of the office of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade; Guangshan Lu, chief engineer of China Aviation Industry Corporation, delivered the speech.  Zhiwu Guo, director of Rescue Coordination and Pre-planning Administration of the National Emergency Management Department,  Jianwen Lan, deputy secretary general of Shaanxi provincial government, and  Jie Gao, deputy mayor of Weinan City, participated the ceremony.  Xianping Ma, deputy mayor of Xi’an city presided over the ceremony.

Mingyuan Li said that the general aviation industry is a strategic emerging industry, representing the level of aircraft manufacturing and aviation industry development in a country and region, as well a comprehensive reflection of technological innovation capabilities. In the past 10 years since Xi'an held CIGAC, it has witnessed the rapid development of the general aviation industry by relying on this platform to dialogue and exchange with all relevant parties, mutual cooperation, sincere cooperation and joint development. The 2019 CIGAC will further strengthen the power of the whole industry, show the latest achievements in the development of the industry, scientifically grasp the development trend of the industry, gather efforts to solve actual problems, promote deepening mutually beneficial cooperation and achieve mutual benefit and win-win.

Mingyuan Li said that Xi'an is one of the regions with the highest concentration of aviation industry resources in China. It has a relatively strong aviation research unit, professional talents and production strength. In particular, the competitive advantage of the general aviation industry is second to none in China. He said that Xi'an has the conditions, ability and willingness to make more contributions to the development of the international general aviation industry and become an important base for the development of the international general aviation industry.

Mingyuan Li said that Xi'an will actively integrate into the "Belt and Road" construction, give full play to the advantages of culture, location, industry, science, education and policy opportunities, vigorously develop the general aviation industry, focus on promoting transformation and upgrading, and accelerate the construction of high-quality, competitive aviation industrial ecosystem.

The Xi'an Air show was jointly sponsored by the Shaanxi Provincial People's Government, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the China Aviation Industry Corporation. The theme of “Improving the Development of General Aviation and Accelerating the Aviation Industry” is to promote domestic and international exchanges and cooperation with the general aviation industry to accelerate the gathering of the aviation industry, improve the development level of the aviation industry, and promote the transformation and upgrading of the aviation industry and high-quality development. The CIGAC has been successfully held for five sessions and has attracted a total of millions of visitors. Previous exhibitions played an important role in demonstrating the latest development achievements of China's general aviation industry and building a platform for industrial cooperation and exchange domestically and internationally, and formed a five-in-one functional section of “trade cooperation, exhibitions, technical exchanges, policy discussions, and popular science experiences”. It has become an important platform and window for promoting navigation development policies, displaying regional image, strengthening investment attraction, and promoting enterprise communication.

The 2019 CIGAC will last for five days in Xi'an Qujiang International Convention and Exhibition Center and Weinan Pucheng Neifu Airport simultaneously. During the convention, there will be activities such as flight show, aircraft static exhibition, aviation equipment exhibition, general aviation summit forum and professional forum, outstanding science and technology achievements conference, etc., bringing an aviation feast to the general public and aviation enthusiasts. Among all exhibition halls, the total exhibition area of Xi'an Exhibition Hall is about 20,000 square meters. The exhibits cover various fields such as navigation machine, engine, electronic communication, new materials, aviation parts, etc., providing a high-quality open platform for exhibitors to display and trade, showing the latest achievements in the developments of aviation equipment, highlighting the vigorous development of the general aviation industry. In the flight show at the Pucheng Neifu Airport, 43 aircraft of various types will be used for flight demonstrations and performances, and the four major chapters of the "Sports Heroes, Blue Sky Dance, National Weights, and Encyclopedias" will be presented, accompanied by the wonderful flight commentary, a high-spirited blue sky hymn will be played.

As a general aviation brand exhibition approved by the State Council, Xi'an Air Show will give full play to the gathering, stimulating and leading role of the navigation industry, and create a common participation event in the aviation field for local government departments, industry management departments, domestic and foreign general aviation enterprises, investment and financing institutions, experts and scholars, the aviation industry enthusiasts etc. actively promote the exchanges and cooperation between the domestic and international aviation industry, so that the concept of general aviation will gradually be acknowledged widely, effectively utilize the unique aviation industry resources of Xi'an, Shaanxi, and work with the communities to draw the grand blueprint for the development of the general aviation industry.