Avic Unveils ‘New-gen’ Chinese Business Jet

Aviation Industry Corp. of China (Avic) is working on a “China New Generation Business Jet” (CNGBJ), the company revealed today at Airshow China 2012. A scale model of this new design is on display at the manufacturer’s exhibit booth at the six-day airshow, which opened today at the airport of Zhuhai, Guangdong province in Southern China. According to Avic, the CNGBJ is “a high-end large business jet with long range, a large cabin and high cruise speed.” The aircraft, which currently exists only in scale model form, will have “full-digital fly-by-wire, highly integrated avionics and new-generation propulsion systems.” Avic further claims that the CNGBJ’s performance will exceed that of the Western business jets flying today. Estimated first flight and certification dates are not yet known. “It can easily achieve a transcontinental flight and can meet the requirements of all kinds of business flights under complicated environmental conditions. The spacious and comfortable cabin allows you to enjoy the extraordinary air travels,” the company said. The airplane will have a “fashionable, spacious and comfortable cabin, and global IM entertainment system, providing unparalleled office and leisure enjoyment,” as well as “high dispatch rate, low operating costs, green low-carbon emission and [be more] cost-effective than same-level products.”

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