Chengdu Aerospace Corp.

The Chengdu Aerospace Corp. is the division of China’s state aircraft industry located in the city of Chengdu, a city of some 14 million people that is the capital of Sichuan province in central China.  Started in 1958, it develops and builds military aircraft, primarily fighters, including the most advanced fighter aircraft in China.  In recent years it has begun producing components for Western airliners including the McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, Airbus 320 and Boeing 757.

J-7 (MiG-21)