HAFEI AVIATION INDUSTRY COMPANY
Hafei Hangkong Gongye Gongsi (Subsidiary of AVIC II)
Established as Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (Harbin Feiji Zhizao Gongsi: HAMC) 1952, subsequently producing H-5 light bomber (Soviet-designed Il-28) and Z-5 helicopter (Soviet-designed Mi-4) in large numbers, as well as smaller quantities of Chinese-designed SH-5 flying-boat and Y-11 agricultural light twin. Now core company of Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) under AVIC II. Occupies 514 ha (1,270 acre) site, including 350,000 m2 (3,767,400 sq ft) of workshop space. Workforce in 1998 (latest figure provided) numbered approximately 18,000.
Currently producing own-design Y-12 utility light twin and licence-manufacturing Eurocopter Dauphin 2 as Z-9; also developing new 'Z-X' helicopter. Subcontract work includes Dauphin doors for Eurocopter.
HAI is partnered by Eurocopter and Singapore Technologies Aerospace in the Eurocopter EC 120 Colibri programme, for which it builds the cabin.