SHANGHAI VANTAGE AIRSHIP MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Shanghai Vantage Feiting Zhizao Gongsi
Company formed 1991 and registered in May 2000; workforce of 28 are mainly former military personnel, many (including three pilots) wth helium airship experience; has CAAC approval. Completed its first airship (single-place CA-50) in September 1999; second is medium-sized, twin-engined CA-80 for advertising, aerial photography and surveillance; combined flying hours more than 220 by late 2002. Long-term plans include 60 tonne payload CA-800.