China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation

China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation
Industry Defense
Founded 1979, Beijing
Headquarters Beijing, China
Area served
Key people
Ma, Zhiping
(President) & (CEO) [1]
Yang, Ying
(Executive Vice President) [1]
Products Military aircraft
Information Technology
Advanced electronic sensors and systems
Total assets Over CN¥ 40 billion (2007)
Number of employees
Over 500,000 (2012)

China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC, Chinese: 中航技进出口有限责任公司) is a Chinese state-owned defense company with a core business in aviation defense products.


CATIC, was established in 1979, as a joint venture owned by China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) and China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II). After the merger of AVIC I and AVIC II, CATIC is owned by Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

Products and services

CATIC's core aviation business is in general managed by its headquarters in Beijing. As a state authorized dealer of aviation products, CATIC has exported fighters, trainers, bombers, helicopters, transporters, general aviation aircraft and associated airborne equipment and ground support equipment as well as various components and spare parts in more than 30 countries. Through multinational cooperation, CATIC has invested and developed high-performance aircraft such as K-8 trainer, JF-17 fighter and EC-120 helicopter.

Specialized companies and regional subsidiaries of CATIC in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xiamen, Fujian, Hangzhou, Dalian and Harbin focus on non-aviation business in commerce, finance, real estate, hotel and real estate management, public tendering and bidding, machinery procurement, civil construction, logistics, investment, leasing, e-business, etc. Their main products include ships, civil engineering machinery, food processing machines, medical equipment, container inspection systems, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and spare services. In addition, CATIC has contracted international construction projects for countries and regions in Asia, Africa and Middle East.

CATIC is the owner of some famous brands and enterprises: FIYTA watches, Shennan circuit, Tianma LCD, Tianhong shopping mall chains, Jiangnan Securities, etc.


The list of aircraft in the product portfolio of the company includes the Shenyang J-5, Nanchang CJ-6, Chengdu F-7, FT-7, JF-17 Thunder, Harbin Z-9, Hongdu K-8, Shaanxi Y-8, Harbin Y-12, Xian MA60.


The CATIC headquarters in Beijing is assembled by two different divisions, which all under supervised by managing committees.[2]

CATIC also owns two public companies listed on Hong Kong stock market and three companies listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Managing Committees

  • Strategy Planning Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Performance Evaluation Committee
  • Finance Management Committee

Core Business Divisions

  • Government Product Export Division
  • Product Support Division
  • Aviation R&D Division
  • International Cooperation Division
  • Supply Chain Management & Procurement Division

Supporting Divisions

  • Strategic Planning Division
  • Human Resources Division
  • Corporate Culture Division
  • Finance Division
  • Audit Division
  • Administration Division
  • Enterprises Management Division
  • Oversea Support Management Division
  • Investment Management Division
  • Freight-forwarding Management Division


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