China progress on low altitude airspace rethink

China has taken another step in opening up its low-altitude airspace to general aviation traffic, launching a trial permitting helicopters to operate in low-altitude airspace over Haikou, the capital city of China's southern island province of Hainan. The aim of the testing is to validate plans to gradually open up China’s airspace to private aircraft. Under a plan announced in 2010, trials for opening up low-altitude airspace will be rolled out in other areas over the next five years.

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