Zhuhai to hold postponed airshow in end of September
Published: Feb 03, 2021 03:48 PM Updated: Apr 23, 2021 04:45 PM

The J-20 stealth fighter jet, Y-20 large transport plane, Z-20 utility helicopter, FC-31 stealth fighter jet and GJ-11 stealth armed reconnaissance drone feature in the poster for AVIC's 2021 work conference. Photo: Screenshot from AVIC's Sina Weibo account


The 13th Airshow China, originally scheduled for November 2020 but postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held from September 28 to October 3, event organizer said on Friday.

The Organizing Committee of China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition announced that the 13th edition of Airshow China will be held at Zhuhai International Airshow Center from September 28 to October 3, according to a statement from the organization.

Originally scheduled to take place from November 10 to 15 in 2020, the event was postponed until further notice after careful consideration for the health of guests and exhibitors, safety of travel and quality of the exhibition, given the global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event's organizing committee said in a statement released in October 2020.

The Airshow China has become not only an exhibition for the aviation and space industry, but also for the arms industry, as many Chinese arms firms had taken part in previous shows, observers noted.

As the air show was postponed for a year, more advanced technologies are expected to be on display at this year's event, analysts said.

One of the most anticipated items, the J-20, China's most advanced fighter jet, could again put on a flying performance after participating in the air show in 2016 and 2018. Military enthusiasts hope to see the J-20 equipped with homemade engines appear at the show, after it was featured in a People's Liberation Army Air Force recruitment video released in January.