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China Plan Seeks to Bolster Airports, Locally-Produced Airplanes

China, the world’s fastest growing air-travel market, released an aviation and aerospace development plan that includes efforts to bolster the role of local airports and promote domestically-manufactured planes.

Authorities will seek to transform airports in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou into international hubs, according to a State Council plan posted today to the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s website. They’ll also encourage the development and use of Chinese-made regional jets and general aviation aircraft and accelerate reform of how the country’s airspace is managed, it said.