In late December of 2012, the projects for the main part of the T3 terminal and the ground transport center (GTC) passed the completion and acceptance inspection conducted by the Shenzhen Construction Engineering Quality Supervision Station.
For the purpose of approving the Zhangjiakou Civil and Military Airport Project, the CAAC North China Regional Administration organized a conference in January, and then held an on-site industrial examination and appraisal of that facility.
The commencement ceremony for the civil use Shaxian Airport was held in October of 2010 and the construction of the airport was also officially started. In January of 2013, Shaxian Airport was put into comprehensive construction.
In mid-December, 2012, Mr. Li Jian, deputy-administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) took a trip to visit New Zealand and Australia. During the visit to New Zealand, Li met with Mr. Gerry Brownlee,
Shanghai’s two Airports, Pudong International, and Hongqiao International, experienced a new historic high in business jet traffic during the year 2012, as 1,780 business jets flew in and out of those two International Airports during that year.
China is purposely ignoring and maintaining distance in proper general aviation development, resulting in a critical missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle of the image of a harmonious society the Chinese government is trying to build.
General aviation covers all aviation activities outside scheduled airlines, including business aviation, medical evacuation, aerial photography, crop dusting and forestry, firefighting and rainmaking, news gathering, public security, pilot training, sport and private aviation, among others.