List of aircraft produced by China

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Aircraft produced by China. As a convention, the designations of aircraft usually start from 5 instead of 1.

Common abbreviations[edit]

Abbreviations Aircraft Type Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Pinyin
H Bomber 轟炸機 轰炸机 HōngZhàJī
J Fighter aircraft 殲擊機 歼击机 JiānJīJī
JH Fighter-bomber 殲擊轟炸機 歼击轰炸机 JiānJī HōngZhàJī
JJ Fighter-Trainer 殲擊教練機 歼击教练机 JiānJī JiàoLiànJī
JZ Reconnaissance fighter 殲擊偵察機 歼击侦察机 JiānJī ZhēnCháJī
Q Ground attack aircraft 強擊機 强击机 QiángJīJī
L/JL Trainer 敎練機 教练机 JiàoLiànJī
Y Transport aircraft 運輸機 运输机 YùnShūJī
Z Helicopter 直升機(直昇機) 直升机 ZhíShēngJī

Agricultural aircraft[edit]

Designation Manufacturer Remarks
Hongdu N-5 Hongdu Agricultural aircraft.


Designation Manufacturer Remarks
H-5 Harbin Copy of Il-28, retired
H-6 Xi'an Copy of Tu-16
H-6K Xi'an Cruise-missile carrying modernized bomber
JH-7 Xi'an Chinese Fighter-bomber
H-8 Xi'an Development of H-6, cancelled
H-20 Xi'an Chinese Stealth bomber in development
SH-5 Harbin Amphibious ASW-bomber, production stopped

Fighter aircraft[edit]

Designation Manufacturer Remarks
MiG-9 Mikoyan-Gurevich Purchased from the Soviet Union, no longer in production
MiG-15/J-2 Shenyang/Mikoyan-Gurevich Purchased from the Soviet Union and licensed built in China, no longer in production
FC-1 (JF-17) Chengdu/PAC Multi-role light-weight fighter, jointly developed by Chengdu and PAC, Pakistan
J-5 Shenyang Chinese variant of Mig-17, no longer in production,
J-6 Shenyang Chinese variant of Mig-19, no longer in production
J-7 Chengdu Chinese variant of Mig-21, no longer in production
J-8 Shenyang Interceptor/Fighter, no longer in production
J-9 Chengdu Cancelled single-engine fighter project
J-10 Chengdu Multi-role medium-weight fighter
J-11 Shenyang Chinese variant of Su-27
J-12 Nanchang Cancelled light-weight single-engine fighter project
J-13 Shenyang Cancelled light-weight single-engine fighter project
J-15 Shenyang Chinese multirole naval aircraft, 4th generation
J-16 Shenyang Chinese strike aircraft, 4th generation
J-20 Chengdu Chinese stealth fighter, 5th generation
J-31 Shenyang Chinese stealth fighter in development

Electric aircraft[edit]

Designation Manufacturer Remarks
E430 Yuneec International Two-seat electric light sports aircraft.
EViva Yuneec International Electric motor-glider.
ESpyder Yuneec International Electric aircraft
EPac Yuneec International Electric aircraft

Ground attack aircraft[edit]

Designation Manufacturer Remarks
Q-5 Nanchang Developed based on Mikoyan-Guryevich MiG-19
Q-6 Nanchang Cancelled; based on the Mikoyan-Guryevich MiG-23BN
JH-7 Xi'an Chinese Fighter-bomber


Designation Manufacturer Remarks
CJ-5 Nanchang Copy of Yakovlev Yak-18, retired
CJ-6 Nanchang Basic propeller trainer
JJ-1[1] Shenyang Basic jet trainer, cancelled (a.k.a. 红专-503, Hong Zhuan-503, "Red Special") [2][better source needed]
JJ-5 Shenyang Trainer version of J-5
JJ-6 Shenyang Trainer version of J-6
JJ-7 Guizhou Trainer version of J-7
JL-8 Hongdu Basic jet trainer/attacker jointly developed with Pakistan
JL-9 Guizhou Upgrade version of JJ-7
HYJ-7 Xi'an (Hongzhaji Yunshuji Jiaolianji - Bomber/transport/trainer), based on Y-7
CJ-7 Hongdu/Yakolev Jointly developed by China and Russia
L-15 Hongdu Advanced jet trainer/attacker

Transport and passenger aircraft[edit]

Designation Manufacturer Remarks
Beijing 1 Beijing Twin-engined light airliner, cancelled
Shenyang Type 5 Shenyang License-built Yak-12 utility aircraft.
Sungari 1 Unlicence copy of the Aero Ae-45S.
Y-5 Shijiazhuang Copy of An-2
Y-6 Il-14
Y-7 Xi'an Copy of An-24
Y-8 Shaanxi Copy of An-12
Y-9 Shaanxi Multi-purpose transport, variant of the Y-8 (as Y-8X)
Y-10 Shanghai Boeing 707 class airliner, cancelled
Y-11 Harbin 7 seats utility aircraft
Y-12 Harbin 17 seats utility aircraft
Y-20 Xi'an Chinese Large multi-purpose transport
Y-30 Shenyang Chinese Medium lift in development
MA-60 Xi'an 60 seats turboprop-powered airliner, upgrade version of Y-7
MA-600 Xi'an 60 seats turboprop-powered airliner, upgrade version of MA-60
MA700 Xi'an 70-to-80 seats turboprop-powered airliner, to be introduced in 2009
ARJ-21 ACAC 70-90 seats advanced regional jet airliner
C919 Comac 168-190 seat twin-jet airliner
C929 Comac 300 seat airliner, in development
C939 Comac 400 seat airliner, in development
Airbus A320 Airbus Chinese built version of the European Airbus A320, introduced 2009
LE500 CATIC Aircraft
HO300 SAMC Amphibious
D-600 China Aero-Vehicle Research Institute Waterbomber
Primus 100 China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Business plane
Primus 150 (E1000) China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Business plane
Starlight 100 China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Business plane
Starlight 200 China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Business plane
A2C China Special Aero-Vehicle Research Institute Multipurpose
Y15-2000 SAMC Multipurpose


Designation Manufacturer Remarks
Z-5 Harbin Copy of Mi-4, retired
Z-6 Cancelled and based on Mil Mi-8
Z-6 (1969) Harbin Turboshaft version of the Z-5, fitted with a Dongan WZ-5 turboshaft engine
Z-7 Changhe Cancelled
Z-8 Changhe License-built SA321Ja Super Frelon
Z-9 Harbin License-built Eurocopter Dauphin
Z-9WA Harbin Chinese utility / reconnaissance helicopter
CAIC WZ-10 Changhe Chinese Attack helicopter
Z-11 Changhe License-built Eurocopter AS350
Z-11WB AVIC Chinese Light attack / reconnaissance helicopter
AC352 AVIC Chinese-French Medium military transport helicopter development
EC-120 Harbin Cooperative design with Eurocopter
Z-15/EC-175 Harbin 6,000 kg-class medium utility helicopter jointly developed by Harbin and Eurocopter
Z-18 Changhe Chinese Medium transport/utility helicopter
Z-19 Harbin 5,000 to 5,500 kg twin-engined light helicopter development, derived from Z-9
S-70 Sikorsky Medium transport/utility helicopter by Sikorsky
Z-20 Harbin Chinese Medium transport/utility helicopter in development
AC311 AVIC Civilian helicopter
AC313 AVIC Civilian helicopter, developed from the Changhe Z-8
AC310 AVIC Civilian helicopter


Designation Manufacturer Remarks
Mifeng-6 Beihang Hot air airship
CA-80 Shanghai Vinage Airship Manufacture Co., Ltd. Non-rigid Airship

Gliders and sailplanes[edit]

Designation Manufacturer Remarks
Lie-Fang 1 Two-seat intermediate glider
HU-1 Seagull Shenyang Sailplane Factory Motor-glider
HU-2 Petrel Shenyang Sailplane Factory Motor-glider
X-7 Jian Fan Chengdu Sailplane Factory Two-seat basic training glider
X-9 Jian Fan Shenyang Sailplane Factory Two-seat training glider
X-10 Qian Jin Shenyang Sailplane Works
X-11 Shenyang Sailplane Works

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gordon, Yefim; Dmitry Komissarov (2008). Chinese Aircraft:Chinas aviation industry since 1951. Manchester: Hikoki Publications. ISBN 978-1-902109-04-6.
  2. ^ "The 红专-503 Hong Zhuan "Red Special" or 歼教-1 Jian Jiao "Fighter Trainer" also known as the Shenyang JJ-1 红专-503 歼教-1 (战斗机 教练员 航空器-1)". Retrieved 6 March 2015.