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Asian Aerospace 2011 endorsed by CATA

Sept. 23, 2010 – Asian Aerospace 2011 has received another major boost, with official endorsements for next year’s Exhibition & Congress being received from both the China Aviation Transportation Association (CATA) and the China Civil Airport Association (CCAA), the two most influential industry trade bodies in China.


September 23, 2010
By Melissa Damota

Sept. 23, 2010 – Asian Aerospace 2011 has received another major boost, with official endorsements for next
year’s Exhibition & Congress being received from both the China Aviation Transportation
Association (CATA) and the China Civil Airport Association (CCAA), the two most influential
industry trade bodies in China.

CATA represents the joint interests of more than 50 airlines,
air freight forwarders, aviation service providers, aviation academies and regional
associations, whilst CCAA membership extends to almost 100 individual airports & airport
groups that handle 99% of passenger and freight traffic across the country. Both
associations play an influential role in expanding international co-operation, exchanging
information and setting industry standards.

High profile members of CATA include Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan
Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines. Major airports belonging to CCAA are located in Beijing,
Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Tianjin. Xiamen and Xian.

“Asian Aerospace 2011 represents a unique opportunity for our members to expand their
contacts with western companies and we are delighted to offer our unreserved support for
this major industry event. We will be encouraging large scale exhibitor and visitor
attendance from our members, particularly for senior executives involved in aircraft
selection, cabin interiors and MRO, as well as from academies involved industry standards,
training and flight simulators,” said Wei Zhenzhong, Secretary General of CATA.

“Chinese air traffic is set to almost triple over the next 10 years, with the country’s airports
required to dramatically expand existing facilities and build completely new hubs. CCAA
recognizes the critical need to embrace international standards during this period of
dramatic growth and has identified Asian Aerospace as a key venue at which to network
with global leaders in the sector,” said Wang Jian, Secretary General of CCAA and General
Manager of Beijing Capital Airport Group.

“These latest endorsements from CATA and CCAA serve to underline the unbeatable
networking opportunities that exhibitors and visitors can look forward to at Asian Aerospace
2011 in Hong Kong. With every element of China’s air transport industry growing at a pace
almost unimaginable in any other part of the world, Western and Chinese companies are
poised to enter into a new era of heightened co-operation, with Asian Aerospace at the
heart of the deal-making action,” said Asian Aerospace’s Vice President – Aerospace, Brian
Thomas.

Asian Aerospace 2009 attracted more than 500 exhibitors from 28 countries and among the
highlights was the international debut of Shanghai-based Commercial Aircraft Corporation of
China (COMAC) new C919 airliner.