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First exhibition of Chinese Large Aircraft Development Process Photo Exhibition Tour opened in Shanghai

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2017-06-19   Source:News Center of COMAC
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The first exhibition of Chinese Large Aircraft Development Process Photo Exhibition Tour was opened in Shanghai on June 19th, 2017.

 

To greet the 19th CPC National Congress, the first exhibition of "Wings of China - Chinese Large Aircraft Development Process Photo Exhibition Tour" which is the first program in Shanghai publishing circle sponsored by China National Arts Fund was opened in Shanghai Library on June 19th, 2017. More than 100 cherished photos of the development process of Chinese large aircraft were shown in public for the first time, which vividly presented the arduous course and wonderful moments of the development of China's C919 and ARJ21 aircraft, and demonstrated the trunk liner spirits of "struggling hard, tackling key problems, enduring hardship and devoting for a long term".

Mr. Xu Jiong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of Shanghai Municipal Press and Publication Bureau, and Mr. Liu Linzong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC), attended the opening ceremony and made a speech respectively. Mr. Peng Weiguo, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Press and Publication Bureau, Mr. Shen Wenzhong, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and Mr. Kan Ninghui, Vice President of Shanghai Century Publishing (Group) Co., Ltd., attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Wu Xingshi, Member of the Expert Advisory Panel of COMAC C919 Program and former Chief Designer of ARJ21 Program, and Mr. Ma Fei, Member of C919 First Flight Crew, were invited to the exhibition and presented C919 aircraft models to aviation enthusiasts.

China National Arts Fund was approved and officially set up by the State Council on December 30th, 2013, aiming to prosper artistic creation, cultivate artistic talents, create and promote high-quality works, and advance the healthy development of arts. As a program for propagation, exchange and promotion in 2016 sponsored by China National Arts Fund, "Wings of China - Chinese Large Aircraft Development Process Photo Exhibition Tour" was hosted by Shanghai Century Publishing (Group) Co., Ltd. and Press Center of COMAC, organized by Shanghai Culture Publishing House, and supported by China Pictorial and Shanghai Photographer's Association. By closely following the arduous course of the development of Chinese large aircraft, more than 100 cherished historical photos were selected from over 6000 and displayed in four chapters, i.e. Soaring, Exploration, Breakthrough and Craftsmanship. The photographers include professional photographers who have worked in the industry for decades, people who have personally experienced the trunk liner career and aviation enthusiasts who have dreamed about Chinese large aircraft.

Mr. Xu Jiong express in his speech that the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core had paid close attention and attached great importance to the trunk liner career. The success of the first flight of C919 aircraft is an iconic step in the construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center. It is the responsibility and mission of Shanghai publicity, ideological and cultural workers to propagandize the trunk aircraft program and promote the spirits of trunk liner. He emphasized that Shanghai publishing circle should further coordinate with national strategy and Shanghai strategy, innovate publicity means, expand propagation fields, actively carry out the publicity, report and display of major achievements in reform and innovation, including the China-made trunk liner, tell the story of trunk liner, carry forward the spirits of trunk liner, and create a good environment for public opinion to greet the 19th CPC National Congress.

Mr. Liu Linzong expressed that the Trunk Liner Dream is an important part of the China Dream. To develop trunk liner is the will of the state, the dream of the Chinese nation and the expectation of the Chinese people. Since its establishment, COMAC has remembered its mission, forged ahead and made great breakthroughs in the research and development of aircraft programs. ARJ21 aircraft has been put into route operation, C919 aircraft has completed the first flight, and Sino-Russian long-range widebody aircraft program has made important progress. The photo exhibition has displayed cherished photos of the development process of Chinese large aircraft in public for the first time, is an important platform and vehicle for telling the story of trunk liner and carrying forward the spirits of trunk liner, and is also an important achievement of trunk liner national strategy in culture construction.

It is reported that the first exhibition of "Wings of China - Chinese Large Aircraft Development Process Photo Exhibition Tour" in Shanghai will be lasted for three days. Then a national exhibition tour will be conducted in the Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Dongying, etc. before the 19th CPC National Congress. Wings of China - Chinese Large Aircraft Development Process Photo Collection is being prepared at present and will be officially released in this August, and a release ceremony will be held at Shanghai Book Fair.

 

Site of photo exhibition.

 

C919 aircraft models were presented to teenager aviation enthusiasts on June 19th, 2017.

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