Shenyang Aircraft Corporation

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Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
Industry Defence
Founded 1951
Headquarters Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Key people
Xie Genhua[1]
Products Military aircraft
Number of employees
Parent Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Shenyang Aircraft Corporation or Shenyang Aerospace Corporation (Chinese: 沈阳飞机公司; pinyin: Shěnyáng fēijī gōngsī) is a Chinese civilian and military aircraft manufacturer located in Shenyang, and is a subsidiary of AVIC. Founded in 1953, it is one of the oldest aircraft manufacturers in the People's Republic of China. Many aircraft manufacturers in China such as Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group or Guizhou Aircraft Industry Co. were founded with help from Shenyang. The company mainly focuses on designing and manufacturing fighter aircraft. Shenyang has been criticized for producing clones or unauthorised derivatives of non-Chinese aircraft; for example, the Shenyang J-11B is an unauthorised derivative of the Russian Sukhoi J-11A/Su-27SK.[2]

Partnership with Cessna[edit]

On 27 November 2007, Cessna announced that the Cessna 162 Light Sport Aircraft would be produced by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.[3] The first production Cessna 162 took flight at Shenyang on 17 September 2009. The aircraft was not a success and production ended in January 2014 after 192 were sold.[4][5][6]



The Shenyang J-31 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.


In Development[edit]



General Aviation Aircraft[edit]



UAVs and Drones[edit]

Cancelled/Lost competition[edit]

  • Shenyang J-13 - a cancelled 1971 Chinese light fighter aircraft

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zhang, Hongjian; Ma, Rong. 中航工业沈飞集团董事长谢根华赴宝鸡考察. Chinese Economy (中国经济网) (in Chinese). Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Air Power Australia (2012-08-21). "Shenyang J-11B/BH/BS/BSH Flanker B/C". Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  3. ^ Textron (November 2007). "Cessna Chooses China's Shenyang Aircraft Corporation as Manufacturing Partner for Model 162 SkyCatcher". Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  4. ^ Pew, Glenn (September 2009). "Production Cessna Skycatcher Flies (In China)". Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  5. ^ Grady, Mary. "End Of The Road For Skycatcher?". Avweb. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  6. ^ Marsh, Alton K. "Skycatcher reaches inglorious end". AOPA. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 

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