The CPC Central Committee established the Ministry of Heavy Industry's Bureau of Aviation Industry. Duan Zijun is appointed Director.
The first jet engine built in China,the WP-5,successfully completes trial production in Shenyang.
The first Chinese-made jet fighter. the J-5,completes maiden flight in Shenyang.
The WP-1A,the first Chinese independently-designed turbojet engine,successfully finishes trial production in Shenyang.
The first JJ-1 aircraft independently-designed by China successfully completes its maiden flight in Shenyang.
China's primary training plane,the CJ-6,independently Chinese designed and manufactured,is finalized and enters production. Tens of thousands of pilots trained for the armed forces using this aircraft.
China's first independently-designed combat jet aircraft,the Q-5,makes successful maiden flight.
The first large Chinese jet engine,the WP-8,passes identification and acceptance requirements and enters batch production.
The first Chinese produced aircraft,the CJ-5,successfully completes maiden flight in Nanchang,Jiangxi Province,China.
Successful production trial of New China's first aero engine,the AM-11,in Zhuzhou,Hunan Province,China.
The first Chinese-made multi-purpose civil aircraft,the Y-5,completes its maiden flight in Nanchang.
The J-6 concludes a successful maiden flight in Shenyang.
The H6 bomber,independently assembled in China,finishes successful maiden flight in Harbin.
The Z-5 helicopter passes quality inspections and is certified. On December 5,the J-6 also earns a high quality certification.
The Chinese-made aircraft,the J-7,which is capable of traveling at twice the speed of sound,successfully completes its maiden flight in Shenyang. This is a turning point wherein China now has the capability to independently manufacture the second generation of fighter planes.
The first independently-designed,high-altitude,high-speed,Chinese-made aircraft,the J-8,successfully completes its maiden flight in Shenyang.
The Y-7 aircraft completes a successful maiden flight in Xian,which fills the vacuum of short-range turboprop transport aircraft.
The first medium-sized transport aircraft,the Y-8,independently manufactured by China,finishes a successful maiden flight in Shaanxi.
The large passenger jet aircraft,the Y-10,independently designed and manufactured by China,carries out its successful maiden flight in Shanghai.
A new generation of unmanned,high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft,the WZ-5,is successfully developed.
Shanghai Aviation Industry Company signs a contract with McDonnell-Douglas to jointly produce the MD-82 aircraft in Shanghai. In March,1989,both sides sign another agreement,this time to jointly assemble 10 MD-82/83 aircraft.
The multipurpose transport aircraft,the Y-12,obtains an airworthiness certificate issued by the British CAA,which is the first time a Chinese civil aircraft obtains an international certificate.
The basic trainer,the K8,jointly invested in and developed by China and Pakistan,makes triumphant maiden flight.
The WZ-8A engine,assembled in a Z-9 aircraft,passes national technical appraisal.
The first coaxial helicopter,the M16,successfully completes maiden flight in Beijing.
The first early warning aircraft,the KJ-1,makes a successful maiden flight in Shaanxi.
The independently manufactured Chinese aircraft,the SH-5,realizes a successful maiden flight in Hubei.
The high-altitude,high-speed,multi-purpose,all-weather aircraft,the J-8,completes a successful maiden flight in Shenyang.
The J-7 III aircraft and its WP-13 engine are finalized.
The first generation of attack helicopters,the Z-9W,completes a successful maiden flight in Jingdezhen.
The first generation of supersonic fighter-bombers,the FBC-1,makes a successful maiden flight in Xian.
China's Air Refueling Project achieves its goal with the first refueling of an aircraft in flight.
The 1st Session of the 8th National People's Congress passes a proposal to establish the China Aviation Industry Corporation,initiating the transformation of China's aviation industry into an enterprise operation.
The J-10 aircraft completes a successful maiden flight. This achievement marks a turning point for Chinese fighter aircraft,the historical leap from second generation to third generation fighter planes.
The J-11A aircraft completes a successful maiden flight.
The MA 60 regional aircraft makes a successful maiden flight in Xi'an.
The light helicopter,the Z-11 passes national design finalizing inspections.
The first new type of special-purpose attack helicopter completes its maiden flight successfully.
The first light gas turbine,the QD128,QD70 aero engine unit links up with the national power grid at Zhongyuan Oil Field in Henan Province. This marks the gas turbine's entry into commercialization.
The new generation of advanced training planes,the L-15,is independently developed in China. It completes its maiden flight successfully.
The medium-thrust,augmented turbofan engine,Qinling,is finalized.
China's new generation of turboprop regional jets,the MA 600,has its successful maiden flight.
Approved by the State Council,the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is officially established. Lin Zuoming is appointed President.
The first advanced plane engine,the Kunlun turbojet engine passes national design finalizing inspections.
The JL-9,an advanced training plane,passed technical appraisal.
The first Chinese high-thrust turbofan engine,the Taihang,is finalized.
The ARJ21-700,a new regional jet which China possesses independent intellectual property right to,rolls off the production line.
The first large Chinese civil helicopter,the AC313,achieves a successful maiden flight.