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Huanqiu: China Aviation Company Becomes U.S. Defense Contractor

An article from Huanqiu repeated a report from a French newspaper on the U.S. Air Force purchasing 25 SR20 aircraft from Cirrus Aircraft. Through a merger agreement back in March 2011, Cirrus Aircraft, a U.S. company, is now wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company under the China Aviation Industry Corporation. The Huanqiu article titled “China Aviation Industry Becomes US Defense Contractor for the First Time” reported that the value of the purchase is over $6 million and the SR20 aircraft will be used for training at the Academy Airfield (AFF) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Source: Huanqiu, July 11, 2011