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Airport and Ground Support Equipment China


The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently approved the location of the new airport for Chongqing, China’s largest inland city. Once complete, the new airport is expected to handle up to 80 million passengers annually, be capable of handling large aircraft including B777-9 and A380-800 and will reduce the strain on Chongqing existing airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. In addition, it will serve as a regional passenger and cargo hub.  

The new airport is part of Chinese central government’s plan to develop a world-class airport group in the region, including the expansion of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, the expansion of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, and the construction of new airports in Ya’an and Neijiang of Sichuan province.  With plans for completion anticipated in 2029, the construction is expected to begin shortly on the terminal buildings, cargo terminal, supporting facilities, and three to four runways as long as 3800 meters each. 

Currently, China has 254 civil airports and is expected to have over 270 civilian airports by 2025.  According to CAAC, China has 32 airports that are suffering from capacity overload and 40 of China’s 50 largest airports require renovation or expansion.  Best prospects for export opportunities for the airport sector include new airports’ design and facility supply, expanding capacity of existing airports, enhancing efficiency and security of airports, developing and expanding international air cargo capacity, developing hub infrastructure, and developing smart and green airports. 

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