Airbus and Boeing are keen to tap China's potential, but will face formidable competition from local airframer Comac. Indigenous fighter jet and UAV programmes are also being pursued to serve the needs of the growing military. Meanwhile, business jet makers are hopeful of liberalisation, airports face a tough task to keep up with demand, heavy investment is under way in MRO, and Chinese lessors are emergent. Ahead of next week's Zhuhai air show we profile the country's aerospace sector in a special report.

China Southern A380


China Southern operates four A380s



Source: Flight International