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.