China has broad ambitions to compete with the United States and Europe in the business of flying airliners. And its executives now play major roles in international air transport organizations. For example, the China Aviation Industry Corporation, a state-owned enterprise better known as AVIC, has become a big producer of commercial aircraft components for Boeing. It also makes some of the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jets for the Chinese Air Force. China has not always been so self-confident in international aviation.
Source: New York Times March 13, 2019 20:37 UTC