SHIJIAZHUANG AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY CORPORATION
Shijiazhuang Feiji Gongye Gongsi (Subsidiary of AVIC II)
SAIC (formerly SAMC) has produced Chinese Y-5 versions of the An-2 general purpose biplane since 1970, concentrating since 1989 on Y-5B and C customised agricultural, forestry, tourist and parachutist versions; other products have included W-5 and W-6 ultralight series. With the effective cessation of Polish An-2 production, SAIC is the only company now regularly building new examples of this long-serving biplane. Became part of Xian Aircraft Industrial Group July 1992, but relocated within AVIC II in 1999 reorganisation. Latest venture is a TB20 Trinidad lookalike known as the LE-500 Little Eagle.
Occupies 46 ha (113.7 acre) site, including over 100,000 m2 (1,076,400 sq ft) of covered space. Workforce of 2,803 in April 2001 included 461 engineers and technicians.