China is reorganizing its aerospace sector again in a bid to increase competitiveness and raise its profile. This reflects national ambitions to develop a range of world-class indigenous products and to take on more challenging collaborative programs.
The reorganization has seen the merger of the two state aerospace companies, AVIC I and AVIC II, effectively returning the industry to where it was in 1999, when the original state monolith was divided to encourage competition and increase efficiency.
Activities. The new AVIC will be responsible for both civil and military aircraft, and have five main businesses, namely:
Air transport manufacturing