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    Modern and Future Chinese Military and Civilian Aircraft

    China continues its rise as a power in the East, aided by its recent technological developments in advanced flight.





    There are a total of (84) Modern and Future Chinese Military and Civilian Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Aircraft used throughout the history of China, and still holding operational status, are included in this listing.





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    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
    Type: Multirole 4th Generation Fighter Aircraft
     
    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) Soar Dragon (Soar Eagle)
    Chengdu (AVIC) Soar Dragon (Soar Eagle)
    Type: High-Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
     
    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) Divine Eagle
    Shenyang (AVIC) Divine Eagle
    Type: High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2019
    Thumbnail picture of the COMAC C919
    COMAC C919
    Type: Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
     
    2019
    Thumbnail picture of the AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
    AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
    Type: Flying Boat / Amphibious Aircraft
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword)
    Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword)
    Type: Stealth Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    Type: Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy Lifter - AHL)
    AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy Lifter - AHL)
    Type: Heavy-Lift / High-Altitude Transport Helicopter
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the AVIC Cloud Shadow
    AVIC Cloud Shadow
    Type: High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Sharp Eye III
    NORINCO Sharp Eye III
    Type: Reconnaissance / Strike Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)
     
    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Sky Saker
    NORINCO Sky Saker
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC312
    AVICopter AC312
    Type: Intermediate Helicopter
     
    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
    Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
    Type: Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)
    COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)
    Type: Large Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II
    Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)
    Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)
    Type: Long-Range Strategic Airlifter Transport Aircraft
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-20
    Harbin Z-20
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H175
    Airbus Helicopters H175
    Type: Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC311
    AVICopter AC311
    Type: Light Helicopter
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
    Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
    Type: Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A350
    Airbus A350
    Type: Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong I)
    Chengdu (AVIC) Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong I)
    Type: Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the CASIC WJ-600
    CASIC WJ-600
    Type: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    Type: Multirole Fighter Aircraft
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-15 (Flying Shark)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-15 (Flying Shark)
    Type: Carrierborne Multirole Fighter
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-16 (Red Eagle)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-16 (Red Eagle)
    Type: Multirole 4th Generation Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC313
    AVICopter AC313
    Type: Heavy-Lift Passenger Transport Helicopter
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi Y-9
    Shaanxi Y-9
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-19 (Black Whirlwind)
    Harbin Z-19 (Black Whirlwind)
    Type: Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the CAIC Z-10 (Fierce Thunderbolt)
    CAIC Z-10 (Fierce Thunderbolt)
    Type: Attack Helicopter
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)
    Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)
    Type: Medium Altitude, Medium Endurance (MAME) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Type: Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi KJ-200
    Shaanxi KJ-200
    Type: Airborne Early Warning and Control / Special Mission Aircraft
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi KJ-2000 (Mainring)
    Shaanxi KJ-2000 (Mainring)
    Type: Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACs)
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    Type: Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    Type: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A380
    Airbus A380
    Type: Wide-Body, Long-Range Commercial Passenger Airliner
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    Type: Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)
    Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)
    Type: Medium- / Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky S-92
    Sikorsky S-92
    Type: Medium-Lift Multirole Transport Helicopter
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)
    Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)
    Type: Medium-Lift, Multi-role Twin-Engine Helicopter
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-11 (Flanker B+)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-11 (Flanker B+)
    Type: Multi-role / Air Superiority Fighter
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)
    Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)
    Type: Light Utility Helicopter
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Type: Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Type: Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Type: Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330
    Airbus A330
    Type: Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
    Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
    Type: Light Attack / Advanced Trainer
     
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A340
    Airbus A340
    Type: Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
    Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Strike Aircraft
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11
    Type: Intermediate Range Passenger Airliner
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
    ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
    Type: Regional Passenger Airliner
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
    Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
    Type: Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Type: Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
    Type: Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter
     
    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
    Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
    Type: In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Type: Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    Type: Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Type: Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
    Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7
    Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7
    Type: Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
    Type: Multirole Aircraft
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
    Type: Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Type: Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    Type: Light Utility Helicopter
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
    Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
    Type: Commercial Passenger Airliner
     
    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    Type: Ground Attack / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
     
    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    Type: Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Type: Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
     
    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-26 (Curl)
    Antonov An-26 (Curl)
    Type: Transport Aircraft
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Type: Multirole Medium Helicopter
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
    Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
    Type: Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    Type: Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
     
    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Type: Transport Helicopter
     
    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-24 (Coke)
    Antonov An-24 (Coke)
    Type: Military Transport
     
    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
    Type: Jet-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Type: Light Utility Helicopter / Light Attack Helicopter
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Type: Military Transport
     
    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian H-6
    Xian H-6
    Type: Strategic Bomber Aircraft
     
    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-18 (Coot)
    Ilyushin IL-18 (Coot)
    Type: Turboprop-Powered Passenger Airliner / Maritime Reconnaissance Platform
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Cessna 172
    Cessna 172
    Type: Light Utility Aircraft
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    Type: Utility Aircraft