The Changhe Z-11 is a light utility helicopter developed by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC). According the Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation website, it is claimed to be the first indigenously-designed helicopter in China. It is based off the Eurocopter Ecureuil however. The Z-11 project started in 1989 and the first flight was made in Dec 1994. In Oct 2000, test flights of Z-11 were completed. The general designer of Z-11 is Mr. Wu Ximing (吴希明), who is also the general designer of three other Chinese helicopters, including WZ-10. Under Mr. Wu, Z-11 became the first Chinese helicopter to be completely designed by CAD/CAM.
Z-11W armed military version of the Z-11 (battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance, ground attack, and medical evacuation roles)
Z-11WA – scout version
Z11MB1 – with French Arriel 2B1A engine
CZ11W – The CZ11W is a light attack helicopter variation. It is powered by one WZ8D or ARRIEL 2B1A turbo-shaft engine and equipped with integrated avionics system, anti-tank missiles, rockets and machine guns. The helicopter is fitted with a targeting sensor turret, and can carry 4 Chinese HJ-8 antitank missiles.