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Enthusiasm over orders for Chinese indigenous aircraft and new aircraft unveilings fuel Air Show China excitement

Despite attempts to gain a higher profile, scepticism continues over the future of Air Show China in Zhuhai.

There was excitement over orders for the indigenous MA60 and ARJ21 aircraft, and the prediction of a bright future for China's helicopter industry. China unveiled the L-15 advanced trainer, but there was no sign of its J-10 fighter. US and European military hardware was absent due to arms embargoes, but the Russians were out in full force.

Report by Leithen Francis and Siva Govindasamy

AIR SHOW CHINA 


 This article is part of a full report into Airshow China 2006.

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