Tuesday 15 January 2019, AmsterdamThe rapid expansion of the Chinese domestic economy over the last decade has led to significant changes in national markets, especially commercial aviation. Commercial aviation is a key driver of a strong economy and results in a population with increasing disposable income. Commercial aviation is used for the transport of goods as-well as passengers for business and leisure. China’s continued economic growth provides a need for modernisation and increased capacity of the Chinese commercial aviation market. Drivers for this expansion include increased passenger numbers, a growing Chinese middle class with an appetite for international travel as-well as the decreasing price of cargo transport which enables cheaper and quicker transfers of goods, improving efficiencies in business and growing the economy further. There is also strong competition in the Chinese commercial aviation market with external players such as Boeing and Airbus creating tough competition due to the ability of Chinese aircraft companies to independently choose aircraft manufacturers. This engenders strong competition in an expansive market resulting in a large number of players operating in the market. All these factors give evidence that the Chinese Commercial Aviation Market has potential to grow exponentially in the next decade.