SHENYANG AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Shenyang Feiji Gongsi (Subsidiary of AVIC I)
Pioneer Chinese fighter design centre: built 767 examples of J-5 (licence MiG-17F) from 1956-59 and from 1963 was major producer of several thousand of J-6 series (reverse-engineered MiG-19), including 634 JJ-6 tandem-seat fighter trainers; initiated development and early production of J-7. On 29 June 1994, SAC became core enterprise in newly formed Shenyang Aircraft Industry Group (SAIG). Occupies site area of more than 800 ha (1,976 acres) and has workforce of 30,000; only some 30 per cent of current activities are in aerospace.
Principal programme is J-8 II fighter, currently the subject of various upgrade programmes. Now also engaged in major assembly/co-production programme of Sukhoi Su-27 variants for PLA Air Force.
Aerospace subcontract manufacture includes cargo doors for Boeing 757, wing ribs and emergency exits for Airbus A319 and A320, tailcone/landing gear door/pylon components for Lockheed Martin C-130, rear fuselage and tail components for Boeing 737, and other machined parts for BAE, Boeing and EADS Deutschland. Collaboration with Hellenic Aerospace Industry Ltd announced in February 1997 on formation of Shenyang Hellenic Aircraft Repair Company.