Technical Tours

32nd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences


The Congress participants are invited to visit a number of aeronautical research centers, labs and aviation enterprises located in Shanghai (due to the ConVid-19, the original technical tours to Xi’an, Shaanxi Province and Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China have been unfortunately cancelled). The facilities cover assembly, design, static test, customer service, flight training etc., catering to various interests of the delegates.

The technical tour is scheduled on September 10. The routes will be made available online at for registration. It’s limited to registered delegates with a certain limit of seats for each route. The participation will be subject to identity verification upon request.


Here are the technical tours schedules, and more details will be published later.

Technical visit facilities in Shanghai


Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) - Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Centre

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) is a state-owned limited liability company established in 2008 headquartered in Shanghai. It functions as the main vehicle in implementing large passenger aircraft programs in China. It is also mandated with the overall planning of developing trunk liner and regional jet programs and realizing the industrialization of civil aircraft in China. COMAC is engaged in the research, manufacture and flight tests of civil aircrafts and related products, as well as marketing, servicing, leasing and operations of civil aircraft through its nine member organizations. The company endeavors to manufacture large passenger aircraft that are safer, cost-effective, comfortable and environment-friendly. So far, it has two products.

COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is the aircraft manufacturing center of COMAC. SAMC is responsible for the manufacturing and assembly of ARJ21-700, C919 and CR929 aircrafts. It is also leading series of key research on manufacturing, materials, tooling, etc.


Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China - Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Centre


COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd. is the custom service center of COMAC. Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd. SACSC is responsible for the research, system construction and implementation of life-cycle customer service of ARJ21-700, C919 and CR929 aircrafts, and is mainly engaged in civil aircraft flight, maintenance, crew and dispatch training.


Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China - Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute


COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute is the design and development center of COMAC. SADRI undertakes the design, test, research and key technology development of ARJ21-700, C919 and CR929 aircraft with independent intellectual property rights.


AVIC Aircraft Strength Research Institute---Static & fatigue testing laboratory for full-scale civil aircraft


Aircraft Strength Research Institute (ASRI) is affiliated to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), which is the only aircraft structural strength research center and ground strength verification base in aviation industry of China. It undertakes full-scale aircraft ground strength appraisal and verification test for the whole aviation industry and gives strength conclusions of new research and modification aircraft on the behalf of the nation. Besides, ARSI provides test data and conclusions for aircraft structure lifetime and reliability. It is an indispensable link in the four important links of aircraft development: design, production, testing and flight testing.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Delegates will be able to visit its History Museum and several labs of its School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.

SJTU has 30 schools/departments, 31 research institutions, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institute, 12 directly affiliated units and 6 directly affiliated enterprises, with 16,000+ undergraduates and 30,000+ postgraduates, 3,000+ overseas students. The university faculty includes 3,000+ full-time teachers, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 22 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

SJTU has 67 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. SJTU has 2 teachers of "Ten-thousand Talents Program", 1 teacher of "National Special Support Program for High-Level Personnel Recruitment" and 8 nationally renowned teachers. SJTU won the 1st national "double demonstration base" and established student innovative center.


AVIC China Aeronautical Radio Electronics Research Institute (CARERI)

Established in 1957, China Aeronautical Radio Electronics Research Institute is a research institute specialized in avionics integration and radio technology researches, undertaking the tasks of military and commercial airborne core system, equipment and UAV test and control technology development. Its scope of business covers scientific research, manufacture, distribution and after-market service.

CARERI is proud of its key laboratories for avionics integration technology and radio technology, both oriented to national defense utility. The two laboratories are equipped with advanced technologies such as avionics integration, cockpit display and control, airborne core processing, integrated information management, air traffic management, wireless radio communication and navigation, UAV test and control command and computer hardware.

The Institute is of first-rate technology background and capability: 7 aeronautical product R&D platforms, 4 avionics integration supporting platforms; completed system and product testing, validation and evaluation environment, advanced SMT electronic mounting production line, machine processing production line, aviation product integration and testing center. It is capable of carrying out researches on all types of weaponry development, manufacturing and maintenance. The technical and management systems of CARERI are also standardized and mature: it is GJB9001A, GJB5000, CMM-3 and AS9100C approved, and is undergoing the qualification approval of civil airworthiness management system. The institute is heading toward an all-around quality system that is catering to military and commercial aviation products research and service.