“Zhoushan is an archipelagic city, so land transportation is inconvenient, which creates the conditions for expanding inter-island connection through the air traffic situation. It provides a large imaginary space for the future.” In addition to aviation manufacturing, Ma Jian, the secretary general of CUAER (China Urban Airport Economic Research Center) and GAIFA (China General Aviation Industry and Financial Collaborative Development Innovation Alliance) is in favor of the development of general aviation industry in Zhoushan.
“Perhaps everyone has such a question at heart: how to develop aviation industry in Zhoushan without aviation industry basis?” Ma Jian said that at the beginning, it “seemed” that the basic conditions and facilities of Zhoushan were not as good as the conditions of domestic competitive cities, but ZhouShan became a foothold of Boeing finally, because of its unique advantages. So did the development of general aviation industry.
“Zhoushan has been integrated into 200 km long triangle traffic circle of Shanghai and Hangzhou, and this advantage will bring a steady stream of talent to the Zhoushan aviation industry.” Ma Jian also introduced that the general aviation of Zhoushan took shape, air rescue, tourism, island traffic and official flights had a certain scale as well. It was one of the busiest areas in East China.
In addition, the Mount Putuo airport is a 4D class civilian airport, with 2500 meters runway, available airport facilities, which can meet the following models of Boeing 757 to take off and land. The flow of the airport has a surplus.
“The annual take-off and landing of Zhoushan airport is more than 360 days per year, and the theoretical limit value of aircraft s’take-off and landing is 40%.” Ma Jian introduced that Zhoushan had the conditions to carry out the general aviation,like airspace, airports and landing points. Zhoushan was the national low altitude airspace pilot open city with 2000 square kilometers of the Yangtze River Delta region, which was the largest report airspace. It had the conditions of establishing general aviation operations flight, air travel, flight training, flight test and other activities.
At the same time, the developed sea transportation contributes to the industries of aviation raw materials, spare parts, large parts transportation, airport logistics and bonded processing.
At 10 a.m. of the same day, Che Jun, the secretary of a provincial party committee of Zhejiang announced that Boeing factory of Zhoushan went into operation officially.
The first aircraft is expected to be formally delivered to use by the end of 2018.