Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is a Chinese state-owned aerospace and defence conglomerate. The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was founded on November 6th, 2008 through the restructuring and consolidation of the China Aviation Industry Corporation Ⅰ (AVIC Ⅰ) and the China Aviation Industry Corporation Ⅱ (AVIC Ⅱ). Being one of the premier defence and aerospace companies in the world, it is ranked 159th in the Fortune Global 500 lists, and has over 100 subsidiaries, 27 listed companies and 500,000 employees across the globe.
Since being established on 1 April 1951 during the Korean War as the Aviation Industry Administration Commission, the aviation industry of the People’s Republic of China has been through 12 systemic reforms. AVIC purchased American aircraft engine manufacturer Continental Motors, Inc. in 2010, American aircraft manufacturer Cirrus in 2011, and American specialized parts supplier Align Aerospace in 2015. (AVIC) business units cover defense, transport aircrafts, helicopters, avionics and systems, general aviation, research and development, flight testing, trade and logistics, assets management, finance services, engineering and construction, automobiles and more.
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was a Chinese consortium of aircraft manufacturers. On July 1, 1999, this consortium was split into China Aviation Industry Corporation I and China Aviation Industry Corporation II. On 28 October 2008, AVIC I and AVIC II officially merged because the previous separation resulted in split resources and led to redundant projects. The major focus of AVIC is to efficiently develop indigenous military technologies, and to eventually compete with Airbus and Boeing in the civilian airline industry. During the Airshow China 2008, AVIC appeared to the public for the first time.
Fighter aircraft J-10, J-11, J-15, J-16, JF-17, J-20, J-31
Fighter bomber aircraft JH-7
Trainer aircraft JL-8, JL-9, L-15
Transport aircraft Y-11, Y-12, Y-7, Y-8, Y-9, Y-20
Bomber aircraft H-6, H-20,
AEW&C aircraft KJ-200, KJ-500,KJ-2000
Helicopter AC313, Z-8, Z-9, Z-11, Z-15, Z-18, Z-20, Z-10, Z-19
Unmanned aerial vehicle Pterodactyl I