People's Liberation Army - Air Force
Other Air Forces
Aircraft Order of Battle

 
 

Boundary representation is not necessarily authorative


On this page you can find the aircraft order of battle of the People's Liberation Army - Air Force or PLAAF. Also we present links to TerraServer and Microsoft's Expediamaps services: When available for an airbase you will find a link to a satellite picture and map of the airbases' neighbourhood.

Note that information from China is sparse. While every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible reality might differ from the picture below. If you have corrections or additions please send them to us !

Many regiments use a liaison aircraft (Y-5) and fighter regiments may use one or two dual-seat fighters. These aircraft are not included below.


People's Liberation Army-Air Force - Zhongguo Jiefangjun Kongjin

Shenyang Military Region


Anshan
鞍山
Pos: 41º 06' 00" N 122º 51' 36" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
1st Fighter Division
第1歼击机师
1st Air Regiment J-11 11x2x
3rd Air Regiment J-8B 13x2x
Badges;
1st Fighter Division
 




Before converting to the J-11 (license build Su-27) the first regiment at Anshan used the J-8B.
Photo: PLAAF


Chifeng
赤峰
Pos: 42º 9' 50" N 118º 50' 49" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
1st Fighter Division
第1歼击机师
2nd Air Regiment J-7E 12x2x
Badges;
1st Fighter Division
 


Testing with Chengdu Aircraft Company J-10s like this 1013 resulted that the type became fully operational in December 2003 starting the phase of deliveries to the PLAAF Divisions.
It is believed that the picture is taken at Wenjiang Airport near Chengdu, only centimeters away from the position in Scramble 294 page 125!
Photo: via China-Defense


Changchun-Dafangshen (ZYCC)
Rwy: 06/24
Pos: 43º 54' 24" N 125º 11' 51"; E
Elev: 751 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
7th Flying Academy
第7飞行学院
1st Basic Flying School CJ-6 6xx71
2nd Air Regiment ?? 6xx72
3rd Air Regiment JL-8 6xx73


Dalian
大连
Pos: 38º 57' 46" N 121º 31' 48" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
4th Fighter Division
第4歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-7E 10x5x
30th Division is expected to be integrated in 4th Division in 2004.
It can be assumed that this is the 10th Regiment


Dandong
丹东
Pos: 40º 01' 55" N 124º 16' 59" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
30th Fighter Division
第30歼击机师
88th Air Regiment
89th Air Regiment
90th Air Regiment
J-8E 5xx1x
30th Division is expected to be integrated in 4th Division in 2004.


Harbin-Lalin
哈尔滨
Pos: 45º 36' 55" N 126º 41' 2" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
1st Flying Academy
第1飞行学院
1st Air Regiment CJ-6 6xx1x
3rd Air Regiment HJ-5 6xx1x
  H-5
An-26
An-30
 


Most fighter regiments also have some duals of the same type. The first sighting in the China Aviation Museum (Datang Shan) (satellite picture) of this 39th Division JJ-6 in 2002 was a bad omen for the operation of the other aircraft within the Division. The 39th merged with the 21st Division.
Photo: unknown


Jinzhou
锦州
Pos: 41º 05' 00" N 121º 03' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
3rd Flying Academy
第3飞行学院
  CJ-6
JJ-5
6xx3x


Mudanjiang-Donjing
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
22nd Ground Attack Division
第22强击机师
65th Air Regiment Q-5 21x3x
It is reported this Division has merged with 11th Division.


Mudanjiang-Hailang (ZYMD)
牡丹江
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 44º 31' 27" N 129º 34' 8" E
Elev: 883 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
21st Fighter Division
第21歼击机师
61st Air Regiment J-8 2xx2x
62nd Air Regiment J-8 22x2x
63st Air Regiment J-7 2xx2x
one Air Regiment J-8H 20x2x
The 39th Division merged with the 21st Division in 2004
The J-8H's have replaced J-8Bs early 2005


Qiqihar
齐齐哈尔
Pos: 47º 14' 26" N 123º 54' 53" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
21st Fighter Division
第21歼击机师
62nd Air Regiment J-7 2xx2x




Most fighter divisions use the JJ-7 for type conversion duties as shown with this 21st Division aircraft (that was pictured here with the 1st August demo team Ba Yi at Yancun)
Photo: unknown


Siping
四平
Pos: 43º 9' 0" N 124º 17º 0" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
11th Ground Attack Division
第11强击机师
31st Air Regiment Q-5 30x2x
32nd Air Regiment Q-5D 31x2x
The Q-5D was delivered in 2004.


Yuhong
于洪
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
4th Independent Fighter Reconnaissance Regiment
第4歼侦机独立团
  JZ-8 3xx3


Beijing Military Region

Baoding
Pos: 38º 50' N 115º 31' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
2nd Basic Flying School CJ-6  
On Baoding also helicopters from the 8th Army Aviation Regiment are based


Xijiao
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
34th Transport Division
第34运输机师
"CUA" Regiment B737
CRJ200
IL-76
Tu-154M
B-40xx
Badges;
China United
 


Beijing-Nan Yuan
北京-南苑
Pos: 39º 47' 31" N 116º 23' 27" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
34th Transport Division
第34运输机师
100th Air Regiment An-24 50x5x
101st Air Regiment An-12P
An-24RV
51x5x
One Air Regiment An-30 7xx
One Independent Regiment Y-7-100 6xx1
Badges;
China United
 
Some IL-76s and the An-30s may be subordinate to 13th Air Division.
The transport aircraft might be stationed at Beijing Shahezhen (40º 10' N 116º 12' E) (well known for its connection to the Aviation Museum).
China United Airlines was sold in 2004. The new Regiment number is still unknown.




This Y-7H-200 as seen at Lanzhou in May 1999 is equipped with rain-making canisters. The home base of this transport Regiment is still unknown.
Photo: Guus Ottenhof/Soviet Transport


Cangzhou-Cangxian
沧州
Pos: 38º 23' 54" N 116º 55' 36" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
Flight Test & Training Center
飞行试验训练中心
1st Air Regiment J-7 70x6x
2nd Air Regiment J-7
JJ-7
71x6x
3rd Air Regiment
"Blue Force Regiment"
J-7II
J-8A
J-8B
72x6x
?? Air Regiment Su-30 (2-digit code)
13th Operational Trials Regiment J-10 10xx
Badges;
FTTC
 
In 1987 the 11th Aviation School at Cangzhou was converted into FTTC
Ten Su-30s were delivered in August 2001. Also J-11s are believed to be operational.
Ten J-10s were delivered on March 2003 and the type was declared operational in December 2003.


Huairen
Pos: 39º 43' 1" N 113º 8' 12" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
15th Fighter Division
第15歼击机师
43th Air Regiment
44th Air Regiment
45th Air Regiment
J-7C/D
Q-5
30x6x
This division might be based at Yangqin.
Q-5s were introduced in 2004 using 50th Division aircraft
The 8th Division with H-6 used to be based here, although it was then identified at Datong.


Shijazhuang
石家庄
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
4th Flying Academy
第4飞行学院
1st Air Regiment CJ-6 6xx4x
2nd Air Regiment CJ-6 6xx4x
3rd Air Regiment JL-8 63x4x
4th Air Regiment JJ-5 64x4x
Reports suggest that 4th Reg is based at Baoding


Tangshan
唐山
Pos: 39º 39' 13" N 118º 8' 39" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
17th Air Division
Military Region Air Force Training Base
("北空训练基地")
One Air Regiment J-7II 30x8x
It is unknown whether this Regiment is still operational.
Note Cityname does not match with geographical location!


Yangcun
杨村
Pos: 39º 22' N 117º 05' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
24th Fighter Division
第24歼击机师
70th Air Regiment J-8E 20x5x
 
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
1st August Aerial Demo Team (Ba Yi)
"八一"  飞行表演队
J-7EB xx
Badges;
1st August
 
On Independence day on 1 October 1999 Yangcun hosted all J-8s participating in the Beijing fly-past




The 70th Air Regiment used to fly with J-7s and then changed to the J-8A like these numbers 15 and 04 that turned into J-8E after engine, cockpit and radar upgrades.
Photo: PLAAF


Zhangjiakou
张家口
Pos: 40º 44' 16" N 114º 55' 51" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
7th Fighter Division
第7歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-7 11x8x
One Air Regiment J-11 11x8x
It is unknown whether the J-7s are still operational


Zhuoxian
涿州
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
6th Flying Academy
第6飞行学院
  CJ-6 61x6x


Zunhua
遵化
Pos: 40º 6' 2" N 117º 53' 7" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
24th Fighter Division
第24歼击机师
One Air Regiment (71st/72nd??) J-8 2xx5x


Jinan Military Region


Jinan
济南
Pos: 36º 41' 00" N 116º 55' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
12th Fighter Division
第12歼击机师
34th Air Regiment J-6
J-7
30x3x
31x3x


Shandong
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
5th Air Division
15th Air Regiment Q-5 12x6x
Unconfirmed reports indicate the Q-5D was delivered in 2003.


Weifang
潍坊
Pos: 36º 38' 25" N 119º 6' 49" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
5th Ground Attack Division
第5强击机师
13th Air Regiment Q-5 10x6x
14th Air Regiment Q-5 11x6x


Weifang is the place to be for two Q-5 Regiments including the 13th with this 10260. Note that the background trees have been replaced by blue sky.
Photo: PLAAF


Wendeng
文登
Pos: 37º 10' N 122º 13' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
31st Fighter Division
第31歼击机师
91st Air Regiment J-7II 50x2x
One Air Regiment J-6 5xx2x
Independent Air Regiment JZ-6 3xx0
The Independent Regiment might have been relocated.
31st Air Division might be stationed somewhere else in the Qingdao area.


Zhengzhou
郑州
Pos: 34º 46' 29" N 113º 43' 10" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
19th Fighter Division
第19歼击机师
55th Air Regiment J-6 31x0x
One Air Regiment Su-27 30x0x
The J-6s are probably no longer active.


Nanjing Military Region

Anqing North
安庆
Pos: 30º 34' 51" N 117º 2' 55" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
10th Bomber Division
第10轰炸机师
28th Air Regiment H-6 30x1x
29th Air Regiment HD-5 31x1x
30th Air Regiment H-6 32x1x
The 10th division might also be based at Nanjing


Bengbu
蚌埠
Pos: 32º 55' 50" N 117º 21' 58" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
13th Flying Academy
第13飞行学院
1st Air Regiment CJ-6 71x8x
4th Air Regiment JL-8 74x8x
the JL-8s replaced JJ-5s recently
It was reported in April 2004 that the Acadamy moved from Bengbu. Possibly to Xuzhou Jiulishan.


Changxing
长兴
Pos: 30º 57' 57" N 119º 43' 16" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
3rd Fighter Division
第3歼击机师
8th Air Regiment J-7II 12x4x


Jianqiao
Pos: 30º 20' N 122º 13' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
28th Ground Attack Division
第28强击机师
82nd Air Regiment Q-5 20x9x
83nd Air Regiment Q-5 21x9x
?? Air Regiment Q-5D (camo) 23x9x
?? Air Regiment JH-7A 2xx9x
The Q-5D was introduced in 2002. The JH-7A entered service end 2004.
Probably 82nd and 83rd Regiment now fly those modern types.


Jiaxing
嘉兴
Pos: 30º 42' 5" N 120º 40' 36" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
28th Ground Attack Division
第28强击机师
84th Air Regiment Q-5 22x9x


Nanchang-Xiangtang
向塘
Pos: 28º 25' 2" N 115º 55' 39" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
14th Fighter Division
第14歼击机师
41st Air Regiment
42nd Air Regiment
J-7II 30x5x
Confirmation about the location is required.
In 2003 the 14th Division started receiving Flankers.


Quzhou
衢州
Pos: 28º 58' N 118º 54' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
29th Fighter Division
第29歼击机师
85th Air Regiment J-7II 2xx0x
One Air Regiment J-7D 25x0x
One Air Regiment Su-30MKK 6xx
The two remaining regiments are the 86th and 87th. The exact division is unknown though.
In 2003 J-7IIs were replaced by the Su-30.


Rugao
Pos: 32º 15' 32" N 120º 29' 58" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
Military Region Air Force Training Base
("南空训练基地")
  J-7
JJ-7
50x3x
This is the former 32nd Air Division
In the early 90's over 1000 surplus fighters were stored at Rugao.


Shanghai-Chongming Island
崇明岛
Pos: 31º 39' 45" N 121º 31' 0" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
26th Fighter Division
第26歼击机师
76th Air Regiment J-8D 20x7x, 21x7x


Suzhou
苏州
Pos: 31º 15' 36" N 120º 24' 4" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
3rd Independent Fighter Reconnaissance Regiment
第3歼侦机独立团
  JZ-6 3xx2


Wuhu
芜湖
Pos: 31º 23' 27" N 118º 24' 5" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
3rd Fighter Division
第3歼击机师
7th Air Regiment J-7E 11x4x
9th Air Regiment Su-30 13x4x
Su-27SKs were replaced by Su-30MKKs


Yiwu
义乌
Pos: 29º 20' 35" N 120º 01' 46" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
26th Fighter Division
第26歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-7 2xx7x


Zhangshu
樟树
Pos: 28º 1' 17" N 115º 33' 27" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
14th Fighter Division
第14歼击机师
40th Air Regiment J-7E 31x5x


Guangzhou Military Region

Changsha??
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
18th Fighter Division
第18歼击机师
52nd Air Regiment
53nd Air Regiment
J-7 31x9x
34x9x
54nd Air Regiment J-8B/D  
Badges;
18th Fighter Division
 
Confirmation is needed whether the aircraft are stationed at Changsha or Shaodong.


Changsha-Huanghua (ZGHA)
长沙
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 28º 11' 21" N 113º 13' 11" E
Elev: 215 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
18th Fighter Division
第18歼击机师
One Air Regiment Su-30 (2-digit code)
Badges;
18th Fighter Division
 


Foshan (Shadi)
佛山
Pos: 23º 5' 0" N 113º 4' 2" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
9th Fighter Division
第9歼击机师
25th Air Regiment J-8D 11x0x


Guangzhou-East
广州
Pos: 23º 11' N 113º 16' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
9th Fighter Division
第9歼击机师
25th Air Regiment J-7 11x0x


Guilin-Liangjiang (ZGKL)
桂林
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 25º 13' 05" N 110º 02' 22" E
Elev: 570 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
42nd Fighter Division
第42歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-6 40x3x
The Regiment number is 124th, 125th or 126th.


Hong Kong
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
34th Air Division
Hong Kong Garrison Z-9 151 and up


Leiyang
耒阳
Pos: 26º 42' N 112º 54' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
8th Bomber Division
第8轰炸机师
144th Air Regiment H-6A/E
HU-6
43x9x
This former 48th Air Division might take up 8th Division serials.


Nanning Wuxu (ZGNN)
南宁
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 22º 36' 30" N 108º 10' 21" E
Elev: 49 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
42nd Fighter Division
第42歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-7 45x3x
The Regiment number is 124th, 125th or 126th


Shantou
汕头
Pos: 23º 25' 30" N 116º 45' 25" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
35th Fighter Division
第35歼击机师
103rd Air Regiment J-7II 51x6x


Shaoguan
韶关
Pos: 24º 58' 37" N 113º 25' 22" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
9th Fighter Division
第9歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-6 10x0x


Suixi
遂溪
Pos: 21º 23' 33" N 110º 12' 4" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
2nd Fighter Division
第2歼击机师
4th Air Regiment J-7 14x3x
6th Air Regiment Su-27
J-11
Su-30MKK
16x3x
(Su-27/J-11)
xx (Su-30)
Badges;
2nd Fighter Division
 


Taihe (Quzhou)
Pos: 28º 58' N 118º 54' E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
2nd Independent Regiment
  JZ-6 3xx1


Wuhan??
Pos: 30º 24' 40" N 114º 27' 13" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
13th Air Division
One Air Regiment Y-8 31x4x
One Air Regiment An-12 32x4x
One Air Regiment An-26 33x4x
The Air Regiments include the 37th, 38th and 39th Air Regiments
Confirmation is needed whether the aircraft are stationed at Wuhan, Yichang Tumanya or Kaifeng


Liuzhou
柳州
Pos: 24º 12' 30" N 109º 23' 40" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
2nd Fighter Division
第2歼击机师
5th Air Regiment J-7E 15x3x
Badges;
2nd Fighter Division
 


Chengdu Military Region

Chongqing (ZUCK)
重庆
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 29º 43' 9" N 106º 38' 29" E
Elev: 1365 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
33rd Fighter Division
第33歼击机师
97th Air Regiment Su-27UBK (2-digit codes)
98th Air Regiment J-7 50x4x
99th Air Regiment J-7 50x4x
Badges;
33rd Fighter Division
 
It might be expected that also Su-27SKs are used.


Dazu
大足
Pos: 29º 38' 8" N 105º 46' 17" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
33rd Fighter Division
第33歼击机师
One Air Regiment Unknown  
Badges;
33rd Fighter Division
 


Jiajiang
浃江
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
2nd Flying Academy
第2飞行学院
Navigator Training School CJ-6?  
  CJ-6
JJ-5
6xx2x
3rd Air Regiment HJ-5 63x2x


Kunming-Wujiaba (ZPPP)
昆明
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 24º 59' 33" N 102º 44' 36" E
Elev: 6217 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
44th Fighter Division
第44歼击机师
131st Air Regiment J-6 41x5x
In October 2004 J-6s were confirmed to be still active.
Early 2004 the 44th Division was the first division to receive J-10s. Which base is used is still unknown.


Lhasa-Gonggar (ZULS)
拉萨
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 29º 17' 38" N 90º 54' 0" E
Elev: 11621 ft.
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
Regiment J-7  
Lhasa might be used for temporary assignments only.


Mengzi
蒙自
Pos: 23º 23' 36" N 103º 20' 19" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
44th Fighter Division
第44歼击机师
130th Air Regiment J-7 40x5x
132th Air Regiment J-6  
In 2004 the 44th Division was the first division to receive J-10s. Which base is used is still unknown.


Lanzhou Military Region

Dingxin
Pos: 40º 58' 3" N 100º 16' 49" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
Special Missile Testing Unit
  J-6
J-7II
H-5
Mi-8
3xx7
Aircraft mix on demand??


Huxian
Pos: 34º 9' 17" N 108º 35' 57" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
Navigator Training Base
  HJ-5 72x9x


Kuerle
库尔勒
Pos: 41º 41' 48" N 86º 7' 54" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
37th Fighter Division
第37歼击机师
109th Air Regiment J-7G 50x8x
37th Division is expected to merge with 6th Division in 2004. The 109th Regiment used to fly J-7E until 2004.
Kuerle is also known as Korla.


Linfen
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
12th Flying Academy
第12飞行学院
  CJ-6
JJ-5
7xx7x


Lintong
临潼
Pos: 34º 22' 30" N 109º 7' 33" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
36th Bomber Division
第36轰炸机师
107th Air Regiment H-6E 50x7x
H-6E has nuclear role.


Tianshui
天水
Pos: 34º 33' 31" N 105º 51' 37" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
6th Fighter Division
第6歼击机师
One Air Regiment J-6
J-7
10x7x
The 6th Division is expected to merge with 37th Division in 2003/2004
J-6s were confirmed to be still active in 2003, however it is also expected that the 6th Division will receive J-11s or Su-30s soon.


Wugong
武功
Pos: 34º 16' 21" N 108º 15' 31" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
36th Bomber Division
第36轰炸机师
106th Air Regiment
108th Air Regiment
H-6E 50x7x
H-6E has nuclear role


Wulumuqi
乌鲁木齐
Pos: 43º 54' 4" N 87º 28' 36" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
37th Fighter Division
第37歼击机师
110th Air Regiment J-6 5xx8x
111th Air Regiment J-6 5xx8x
Confirmation is required about the operational status of the two regiments.
Wulumuqi is also known as Urumqi.


Wuweixian
武威縣
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
5th Flying Academy
第5飞行学院
  JJ-5 65x5x
  CJ-6 6xx5x


Yinchuan
银川
Pos: 38º 28' 43" N 107º 0' 26" E
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
6th Fighter Division
第6歼击机师
16th Air Regiment J-8I 10x7x
18th Air Regiment J-6 10x7x
139th Air Regiment J-6  
6th Division is expected to merge with 37th Division in 2004
It is also expected that 6th Division will receive J-11s or Su-30s soon.


Yaerbashi
Regiment Aircraft Serial range
8th Flying Academy
第8飞行学院
  JJ-5 6xx8x


Since 2002 the demo team 1st August is wearing an impressive blue colourscheme, that replaced a red scheme the J-7EB started in.
The 144 on the photo is a CAC J-7E demonstrator also wearing the demo team colours. This aircraft was used earlier as F-7MG demonstrator.
Photo: http://top81.com.cn


Miscellaneous

Test Flight Regiments
Regiment Factory Location Aircraft type
1st TFR Shenyang Aircraft Corp (SAC) Shenyang J-8, J-11
2nd TFR Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corp (HAMC) Harbin Y-12, Z-9
3rd TFR Chengdu Aircraft Corp (CAC) Wenjiang a/p, Chengdu J-10, FC-1
4th TFR Hongdu Aircraft Corp Hongdu JL-8
5th TFR Shuangyuang Aircraft Corp Shuangyuang  
6th TFR Shaanxi Aircraft Corp Shaanxi Y-8
??? TFR Xian Aircraft Corp (XAC) Yanliang a/p, Xian H-6, JH-7, Y-7
Helicopter TFR
(subordinate to Army)
Changhe Aircraft Corp (CHAIC) Jingdezhen Z-8


Chinese Flight Test Evaluation - CFTE
Location Aircraft type
Main test facility Xian-Yanliang various
AWACS test facility Nanjing   Y-8
A-50I
In Nanjing also the Nanjing Research Insitute of Electronic Technology/14th Institute is located.