Dec. 24, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Pilatus Aircraft Co., Ltd., a world famous aircraft manufacturer from Switzerland, opened its Chinese headquarters on December 18 (production & service base and delivery center) in Chongqing Liangjiang New Area.
The first two PC-6 airplanes produced on that day were provided to the General Administration of Sports of
as training planes. Over 20 more were ordered by Xinjiang General Aviation Co., Ltd., Yunnan Ruifeng Group and Minsheng Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
mayor Huang Qifan said, "
only has around 1,154 airplanes in service at present, with less than 0.4 percent of that in America. In 2015, China will completely relax the control of aircrafts at low altitude so that the demand will greatly increase."
has technology advantages in aluminum fabrication and production of general motor, transmission gear and gear case. Pilatus chose the right time to enter the Chinese market.
The vice president of Pilatus Aircraft said, "The company is optimistic about Liangjiang New Area's status and function in mainland
and the massive Chinese market. Pilatus will build the industrial line of general aviation in
for aircraft production and conduct training."
According to the agreement, this project, with a total investment of some
, includes the establishment of a company engaged in production, general assembly and maintenance of general aircraft, and the relocation of PC-12 production lines for the Asia-Pacific Region and PC-6 production lines from
An annual production capacity of 150 PC-6 and PC-12 airplanes will be formed after the completion of the whole project.
Representing the development of inland
, Liangjiang New Area experienced a year-on-year growth of 20 percent and 300 percent in its economy and international trade respectively from January to
, attracting many transnational enterprises.
Kautex Textron of
, one of the world's top 100 automotive fuel tank producers, opened its new factory in Liangjiang New Area on
November 29, 2012
Chongqing Wallenberg Electromechanical Device Co., Ltd., the first authorized dealer of Sweden SKF (manufacturer of bearings) in southwest
, opened in Liangjiang Industrial Park on
A European Parliament delegation for relations with
the People's Republic of China
paid a visit to Liangjiang New Area on
November 1, 2012
. The chair of the delegation said that they will further enhance cooperation with
, the new consul-general of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of
, the French Ambassador to China, visited Liangjiang New Area on
. They hoped more European companies would benefit from the development of the country's western regions.
Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe International Railway, honored as the "modern Silk Road," greatly promotes the development of auto and information technology industries in Liangjiang New Area.