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Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HONGDU for short) under AVIC is a birthplace of China's first aircraft. It was founded in 1951 and named as State-run Hongdu Machinery-building Factory and Nanchang Aircraft Manufacturing Company later. It was one of the 156 major projects during the "First 5-years Plan" in China. In 1998, according to development requirements, HONGDU became an large-scale enterprise group combining scientific research, production and marketing through reorganization and restructuring, which takes HONGDU Group as a core, and owns 24 member enterprises and 1 state-level technical center. Now, the Group is affiliated to AVIC, owns more than ten thousand employees, and is also one of 520 large-scale enterprises in major projects and one of "Observe Contracts and Keep Promise" enterprises in China. 

Among about 60 years' development, HONGDU insisted on the concept of independent innovation all along, created "Ten in the First" in China's aviation industry, and developed and produced serial models of 5000 aircraft in total. Especially, by cooperation with Egypt on K8E Program, HONGDU started the first success for exporting sets of aircraft development production lines to foreign countries, and was proud of China's aviation industry achievements all over the world. 

"HONGDU Aviation" A share was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Dec, 2000, which was the first listed company mainly engaged in manufacturing the whole aircraft assemblies. Through the listed financing, a new vitality was poured into the development of HONGDU. On March 13, 2006, L-15 high-level trainer developed via the listed financing was successful in first flight, indicating that HONGDU has become the only development enterprise specialized in manufacturing serial trainers such as basic trainers (classified preliminary), mid-level trainers (basic training) and high-level trainers (high-level training). Now, HONGDU has become a research and production base for China's trainers, attackers and light general-purpose aircraft, and also an export base for aviation trading. 

In recent years, HONGDU exerted itself to develop subcontract production under the developing policy of "Harmonious in Military and Civil Business to Make Development Together". In the aviation subcontract production field, HONGDU has made subcontract production cooperation with well-known aviation enterprises at home and abroad, such as US Goodrich, Boeing, Eclipse, Timken, Europe Airbus, Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), Xi'an Aircraft International Corporation (XAIC), etc. In the subcontract production field of non-aviation products, HONGDU has successfully become the supplier for global top 500 enterprises such as GE, Webtac, etc. Toady, HONGDU is in good situation of "Laying Equal Stress on Military and Civil Business, and Making Both in Mutual Benefit and Development", successful in the way of "Driving Production via Scientific Research, and Promoting Scientific Research via Production", and becomes an large-scale enterprise group with integration of scientific research, production and marketing. 

HONGDU will carry forward the spirits of Devoting Oneself to Aviation, Working Hard, Making the People Rich", uphold the concepts of "Commitment, Sincerity, Innovation and Surpassing", continuously exert independent innovation and talent advantages, seize the opportunity, and strive for greater contributions for national defense construction and national economic development. 
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