March 18, 2013
China’s Changzhou to set up Aviation Industrial Park
Based on the 4E-class Changzhou Airport’s position as one of Jiangsu province’s top three airports, the Changzhou municipal government plans to establish an aviation industrial park at Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND). The park will be dedicated to the development of aviation sector-related high-end manufacturing and related modern services. The aviation industry, one of China’s strategic high-tech industries, is recognized as “another trillion yuan-level pillar industry”. The 17.1 km² park will position itself as a hub for aviation manufacturing and related services. It plans to set up an aviation platform, boost the integration of aviation resources and bring noticeable economic benefits to neighboring cities. The park will prioritize the top-to-bottom supply chain of the general aviation industry with a focus on aviation manufacturing and operation, retrofitting, outfitting and maintenance of big aircraft and related support facilities and services, as well as development of an air express sorting center to grow the airport into an air express leader in the Yangtze River Delta region. Changzhou is a major manufacturing hub within China. Its relatively complete industrial system boasts a strong industrial foundation in sectors including high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials and electronic information.