CHANGHE AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY GROUP
Changhe Feiji Gongye Gongsi (Subsidiary of AVIC II)
CHAIG (formerly Changhe Aircraft Factory), which occupies a 433 ha (1,070 acre) site at Jingdezhen, has a workforce of more than 10,000 and began producing coaches and commercial road vehicles in 1974. These and other automotive products still account for much of output, but batch-produced helicopters have included the Z-8 and Z-11.
CHAIG is responsible for manufacture of the tailcone, vertical fin and horizontal stabiliser of the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. The tail for the first S-92 was delivered to Sikorsky in May 1997. Changhe is also thought likely to become the centre for any Chinese licensed manufacture of the AgustaWestland A109E Power, which was the subject of Sino-Italian negotiations in late 2002/early 2003.