Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

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Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (HAMC), often shortened to Hafei, is an aircraft manufacturing company located in Harbin, the capital of the Heilongjiang Province of the China.

The company was founded in 1952 to manufacturer planes for domestic sales, but today it supplies various components for foreign aerospace companies. It is a subsidiary of AVIC II.

A subsidiary of Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation -- Hafei Motor, is one of the major automobile manufactures in China.

History[edit]

The 1st factory opened in 1952 to repair aircraft. In 1958, it began producing licensed copies of Soviet aircraft. It produced the Z-5, the Mil Mi-4 helicopter, and the H-5 light bomber -a copy of the Ilyushin Il-28.

It then produced the Harbin Y-11 a light twin-engined utility aircraft — an aircraft of its own design and not a licensed copy. The Harbin Y-12 which followed, while similar to the Y-11, was a largely new aircraft.

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • Hafei Aviation, a manufacturer of light airplanes, helicopters and aerospace parts.
  • Hafei Motors, a producer of automobile engines; sedans; MPVs; and mini vehicles, small trucks and vans that see commercial use. Subsidiaries include the auto-making Hafei Motor Co Ltd and the engine maker Harbin Dongan Auto Engine Co.

Major products[edit]

Helicopters

Bombers

Patrol/Utility Aircraft

Transports

Airliners

Unmanned Aerial vehicles

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology: 60. 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.hafei.com/hafeien/hezuo_4.htm

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