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Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:27
AVIC cooperates with Belt and Road countries in 179 projects
By Xinhua
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:27 By Xinhua

In this Sept 17, 2015 photo, visitors take photos of a plane model designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) at the Beijing International Aviation Expo in Beijing. (WANG ZHAO / AFP)

BEIJING — The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is involved in 179 projects with Belt and Road countries, targeting to boost their air connectivity, according to the state-owned aviation giant Monday.

The projects, worth around US$29 billion, focus on air connectivity and emergency safety, AVIC said.

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Cooperation areas between AVIC and its Belt and Road partners include trade of aviation products, related infrastructure construction, and airline network construction and operation.

Major fields of cooperation include: civil aircraft development and sales, services and infrastructure construction, general aviation operation and services, capital operation, and security products and services.

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More Belt and Road countries are embracing Chinese aircraft, such as the MA60 series turboprop airplanes, LE500 and Y-12 series general planes and Y-8 transport aircraft.

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