HARBIN AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY GROUP
Harbin Feiji Gongye Gongsi (Subsidiary of AVIC II)
HAIG at Harbin is the parent organisation of Hafei Aviation Industry Company. It has overall responsibility for HAI's participation in the Eurocopter EC 120, for which the 200th shipset was handed over on 5 September 2000.
In June 2001, HAIG signed an agreement to become a risk-sharing partner in the now-defunct Alliance Aircraft StarLiner 100, for which it would have assembled the 35-passenger version, as well as purchasing up to 50 for resale to domestic regional airlines. Also in 2001, agreement signed with Fairchild Dornier to manufacture wing/fuselage fairings for 328JET airliner and to produce the 528 in China. However, in early 2002 AVIC II indicated that a final choice of partner in a 30- to 50-seat regional jet programme had not yet been made, and eventually neither Alliance nor Fairchild Dornier was selected, the choice instead falling on the Embraer ERJ-145. Contract, signed 2 December 2002, to create new company (Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co Ltd), located in Harbin; Embraer to invest US$25 million in new 26,477 m2 (285,000 sq ft) production facility employing 220 people on ERJ-145 programme; ERJ-135/140 could also be built.