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Boosting Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration, BAIC Group marches into high-end aviation service industry —— Beijing General Aviation Air France-KLM Aircraft Line Maintenance Co., Ltd. is unveiled today

2017-02-27

On Feb. 27, the unveiling ceremony for Beijing General Aviation Air France-KLM aircraft line maintenance Co., Ltd. was successfully held in Beijing Auto Industry R&D Base, and supported by many domestic, foreign leaders, officials, including Cheng Hong, Vice Mayor of Beijing, Menson, counselor of French Embassy in China, André Driessen, counselor of Dutch Embassy in China, Bai Ligang, Director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce, Gao Peng, Deputy Secretary and Governor of Shunyi District, Beijing, Li Yanling, Vice Director of the Management Committee of Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, leaders of Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform and Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology, Gao Shiqing, Vice General Manager of Beijing Capital Airport Group, Ton·Dotterman , Vice Executive President of Dutch Aviation Engineering Maintenance of Air France-KLM Group, Xu Heyi, Party Secretary and Chairman of the Board and other leaders of BAIC Group, HNA Group, Capital Airlines, leaders and guests from Beihang University, main leaders of Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. and decades of news media organizations. Vice Mayor Cheng Hong made a speech at the ceremony.

Beijing General Aviation Air France-KLM Aircraft Line Maintenance Co., Ltd. was established together with shares of Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. under BAIC Group and AFI KLM E&M under Air France-KLM Group, with the address in Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, the only special area of customs supervision of Beijing. Establishment of the Line Maintenance Co., Ltd. is one of the important results of Beijing’s comprehensive pilot of wider opening-up of service industry and is mainly benefited by the pilot policy of “eliminating limitation on Chinese party’s holding in foreign-funded aircraft maintenance project”. The unveiling ceremony marks Beijing’s specific policy of comprehensive pilot for wider opening-up of service industry and easing restrictions on market access to aviation maintenance market which has entered substantial business implementation stage and is significance to demonstration and reference around China.

BAIC Group is one of World Top 500 and a key in Chinese auto industry, and the first enterprise with businesses in two high-end manufacturing fields of auto and aviation in China. Air France-KLM Group, another one of World Top 500, is an internationally famous aviation group and a leading enterprise in European aviation industry, and showed very strong market advantages in business segments of air passenger transport, air cargo transport and aviation maintenance. Official execution of the cooperation project between both parties is also another important milestone in BAIC Group’s course of developing aviation industry, a mark that BAIC Group is making powerful efforts for development in high-end aviation service industry, and one of the most important measures of Air France-KLM Group to seize the opportunity of rapid development of China’s aviation market, expand its business layout in China and fuel prosperity of China’s aviation market.

To actively respond to national strategy and implement the pilot policy of opening up service industry, BAIC Group’s general aviation layout is a right choice at the right moment

On Feb. 26, 2014, when making an investigation in Beijing, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out the important significance of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative. Then the “Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative” is also upgraded to a major national strategy. Beijing General Aviation Air France-KLM Aircraft Line Maintenance Co., Ltd. was established at the moment of the 3rd anniversary of General Secretary Xi’s proposal of the “Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative”. Meanwhile, the Company is also the first international cooperation project with foreign investment holding in aircraft maintenance field after effectiveness of the policy of Beijing Comprehensive Pilot of Wider Opening-up of Service Industry. Establishment of the line maintenance JV is not only a strategic measure of BAIC Group to develop into deep field in civil aviation, but one of landmark results of Beijing in comprehensive pilot of advancing service industry opening-up and of Shunyi District in building the comprehensive pilot demonstration zone under Beijing’s policy of wider opening-up of service industry, and its important demonstration is significance for implementation and popularization of the policy and of active driving effect for lifting Beijing’s service industry opening-up level.

Recently, The Plan for National Economic and Social Development in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei during the 13th Five-Year Plan Period has been issued and become effective, and industry transformation and upgrading has been taken as one of key contents in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration layout, so the work of decentralizing non-capital functions of Beijing will be further advanced. It is foreseeable that development of the JV in the future will surely play an active role in building Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei transportation integrated network system and promoting regional industry in structure transformation and upgrading.

Boosting Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration and taking multiple measures to embody sense of responsibility of the state-owned enterprise

As a large-sized key state-owned enterprise with important influence in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, BAIC Group makes active response to the major national strategy of “Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative” and holds high sense of responsibility and of mission to actively shoulder duties in speeding up Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative, and takes Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region as the top priority in its domestic industrial layout to advance strategic transformation from traditional manufacturing enterprise to manufacturing service-oriented and innovative enterprise.

With further development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative. Under the leadership and supports of relevant ministries, commissions and party committees of Beijing and Hebei Province, BAIC Group has taken measures to make a breakthrough in key projects and blueprint layout in auto industry and aviation industry in response to the important strategy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative, to boost Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration from multiple aspects.

Cangzhou Factory of Beijing Hyundai completed and put into production by BAIC Group in 2016 is the first project with the largest size and the highest quality under the strategy of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative, and is an important measure of BAIC Group in practicing Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative, and is the most important demonstration effect in advancing the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative.

Beijing New Airport has been commenced. Construction and operation of the new airport will play important role in driving economic and industrial development in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, airport industry, high-end manufacturing, and aviation service industry will usher in rare development opportunities. As a maintenance enterprise under the Sky Team, Beijing General Aviation Air France-KLM Aircraft Line Maintenance Co., Ltd. will rely on the policy and function platform of Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone and striking advantages of seamless connection with the Capital International Airport, taking advantage of advanced line maintenance technology and sound operation management mechanism, to provide international airliners with line maintenance service.

With two-way development of auto and aviation, BAIC Group quickens strategic transformation

During the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, BAIC Group will speed up the transformation from traditional manufacturing enterprise to manufacturing service-oriented and innovative enterprise, becoming not only a overall vehicle manufacturing and service suppliers, but also an overall traffic, travel scheme provider, and develop transformation to service-oriented manufacturing to lift its whole industrial chain service capability and build new ecology of travel service.

BAIC Group takes development of general aviation industry as an important strategic segment in its transformation and upgrading. Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. established by BAIC Group centers around on four core businesses of aircraft manufacturing, aircraft sales, general aviation operation, and general aviation service to structure the whole aviation industry value chain, enhance industry-finance combination and build general aviation benchmark enterprise with core competitiveness and manufacturing service-oriented and innovative enterprise. 

In the future, BAIC Group will base on the strategic positioning of the capital, and firmly hold the golden key of deepening supply side structural reform, actively implementing the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative, pool domestic, and foreign advanced industrial technology and quality resources, to greatly develop aviation industry while making its auto industry bigger, stronger and actively structure the whole aviation industry value chain, to play more important roles in and make more contributions to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Integration Initiative, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei transportation integration and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional economic integration in particular.

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