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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 (82) 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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     1 


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)

    Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
    Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
    C
     2 


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu / Guizhou Soar Dragon (Soar Eagle)

    Chengdu / Guizhou Soar Dragon (Soar Eagle)
    High-Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    S
     3 


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang Divine Eagle

    Shenyang Divine Eagle
    High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    C
     4 


    2019
    Thumbnail picture of the COMAC C919

    COMAC C919
    Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    E
     5 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Embraer E2 (E-Jet)

    Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    A
     6 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL)

    AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL)
    Heavy-Lift / High-Altitude Transport Helicopter
    H
     7 


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword)

    Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword)
    Stealth Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    A
     8 


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the AVIC AG-600 / TA-600

    AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
    Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol / Search and Rescue
    X
     9 


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)

    Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)
    Long-Range Strategic-Level Transport
    C
     10 


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu J-20 (Black Eagle)

    Chengdu J-20 (Black Eagle)
    Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
    G
     11 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II

    Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    N
     12 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Sky Saker

    NORINCO Sky Saker
    Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
    N
     13 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Sharp Eyes III

    NORINCO Sharp Eyes III
    Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)
    A
     14 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC311

    AVICopter AC311
    Light Helicopter
    H
     15 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-20

    Harbin Z-20
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    A
     16 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H175

    Airbus Helicopters H175
    Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
    C
     17 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)

    COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)
    Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
    A
     18 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A350

    Airbus A350
    Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner
    C
     19 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong)

    Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong)
    Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) UAV / UCAV
    C
     20 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the CASIC WJ-600

    CASIC WJ-600
    Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    G
     21 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)

    Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
    Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
    S
     22 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-15 (Flying Shark)

    Shenyang J-15 (Flying Shark)
    Carrierborne Multirole Fighter
    S
     23 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-16 (Red Eagle)

    Shenyang J-16 (Red Eagle)
    Multi-role Fighter / Strike Fighter
    A
     24 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC313

    AVICopter AC313
    Heavy-Lift Passenger Transport Helicopter
    S
     25 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi Y-9

    Shaanxi Y-9
    Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
    H
     26 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-19

    Harbin Z-19
    Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
    C
     27 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the CAIC Z-10

    CAIC Z-10
    Attack Helicopter
    A
     28 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)

    Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)
    Medium Altitude, Medium Endurance (MAME) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    B
     29 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)

    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
    S
     30 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)

    Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    Air Superiority / Multirole Fighter Aircraft
    C
     31 


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)

    Chengdu JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)
    Lightweight Multirole Fighter
    S
     32 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi KJ-200

    Shaanxi KJ-200
    Airborne Early Warning and Control / Special Mission Aircraft
    S
     33 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi KJ-2000 (Mainring)

    Shaanxi KJ-2000 (Mainring)
    Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACs)
    H
     34 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon

    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    G
     35 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)

    Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    A
     36 


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A380

    Airbus A380
    Wide-Body, Long-Range Commercial Passenger Airliner
    C
     37 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard

    Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
    A
     38 


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)

    Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)
    Medium- / Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
    S
     39 


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky S-92

    Sikorsky S-92
    Medium-Lift Multirole Transport Helicopter
    A
     40 


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)

    Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)
    Medium-Lift Multi-role Helicopter
    A
     41 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)

    Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)
    Light Utility Helicopter
    S
     42 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)

    Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)
    Multi-role / Air Superiority Fighter
    S
     43 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)

    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
    K
     44 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)

    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
    H
     45 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)

    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
    A
     46 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330

    Airbus A330
    Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
    H
     47 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum

    Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
    Light Attack / Advanced Trainer
    A
     48 


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A340

    Airbus A340
    Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
    X
     49 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)

    Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
    Fighter-Bomber / Strike Aircraft
    M
     50 


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11

    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11
    Intermediate Range Passenger Airliner
    A
     51 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)

    ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
    Regional Passenger Airliner
    H
     52 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)

    Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
    Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    S
     53 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)

    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
    A
     54 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther

    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
    Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter
    I
     55 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)

    Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
    In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
    M
     56 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)

    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
    A
     57 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar

    Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
    K
     58 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)

    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
    S
     59 


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)

    Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
    Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
    M
     60 


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)

    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
    C
     61 


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu J-7 / F-7

    Chengdu J-7 / F-7
    Interceptor / Strike Fighter
    S
     62 


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)

    Shenyang J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
    Multirole Aircraft
    S
     63 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

    Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    A
     64 


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW109

    AgustaWestland AW109
    Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
    I
     65 


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)

    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
    A
     66 


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar

    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    Light Utility Helicopter
    T
     67 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)

    Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
    Commercial Passenger Airliner
    N
     68 


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)

    Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    Ground Attack / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
    M
     69 


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)

    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
    B
     70 


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)

    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
    A
     71 


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-26 (Curl)

    Antonov An-26 (Curl)
    Transport Aircraft
    M
     72 


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)

    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Multirole Medium Helicopter
    I
     73 


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)

    Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
    Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    A
     74 


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)

    Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
    M
     75 


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)

    Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Transport Helicopter
    A
     76 


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-24 (Coke)

    Antonov An-24 (Coke)
    Military Transport
    S
     77 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)

    Shenyang J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
    Interceptor / Fighter
    A
     78 


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III

    Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Light Utility Helicopter / Light Attack Helicopter
    A
     79 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)

    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Military Transport
    X
     80 


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian H-6

    Xian H-6
    Strategic Bomber
    C
     81 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Cessna 172

    Cessna 172
    Light Utility Aircraft
    A
     82 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-2 (Colt)

    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    Utility Aircraft