Shenyang Aircraft Corporation

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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 civilian and military aircraft, as well as their related components including jet engines. It is also involved in the development of UAVs and drones.[2]

Shenyang Aerospace has been cited for its success in developing China's second fifth-generation aircraft and stealth fighter jet, after Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, and the first line of Chinese fighter jet engines. Its achievements, together with Chengdu Aircraft, led China to become the second country in the world (first in Asia) to possess fifth-generation and stealth technology, as well as the production of its own domestic engines.[3][4][5]

Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
State-owned
Industry Defence
Founded 1951
Headquarters Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Key people
Xie Genhua[1]
(Chairman)
Products Military aircraft
Number of employees
15000
Parent Aviation Industry Corporation of China
Website www.sac.com.cn

Partnership with Cessna

On 27 November 2007, Cessna announced that the Cessna 162 Light Sport Aircraft would be produced by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.[6] 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.[7][8][9]

Facilities

Products

Shenyang J-31 (F60) at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.jpg
The Shenyang J-31 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.

Fighters

In Development

Jetliners

Bombers

General Aviation Aircraft

Engines

Parts

UAVs and Drones

Cancelled/Lost competition

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

See also

References

  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. ^ "AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Corporation: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com.
  3. ^ Times, Global. "Latest fighter jets to use domestically made engines by 2022: experts - Global Times". www.globaltimes.cn.
  4. ^ "China's J-31 stealth fighter gets an improved prototype—and a potential future on a carrier". Popular Science.
  5. ^ "China's stealth fighter may be getting a new engine". Popular Science.
  6. ^ Textron (November 2007). "Cessna Chooses China's Shenyang Aircraft Corporation as Manufacturing Partner for Model 162 SkyCatcher". Retrieved 2007-11-28.
  7. ^ Pew, Glenn (September 2009). "Production Cessna Skycatcher Flies (In China)". Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  8. ^ Grady, Mary. "End Of The Road For Skycatcher?". Avweb. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  9. ^ Marsh, Alton K. "Skycatcher reaches inglorious end". AOPA. Retrieved 2014-02-12.

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