Guanglian Aviation Industry, a firm that has provided China's first large homemade aircraft with parts, intends to spend RMB 300 million (USD 44.2 million) on increasing its drone output.
Guanglian plans to sign a construction agreement with a local government in Zigong, Sichuan province, for the project, the Harbin-based company said in a statement yesterday.
The northeastern Chinese manufacturer is renowned as it supplies composite and metal structure parts to China's first self-developed large passenger aircraft, the C919, developed by Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China. But in recent years, Guanglian has made inroads into large-scale unmanned aircraft production. It started mass-producing drones in 2018.
Trial production should begin in 12 to 18 months after Guanglian obtains land use rights, it said, without disclosing details about product types or output.
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