Armed Forces Overviews
China Army Aviation
China Army Aviation
Eastern Theatre Command
Luocheng/Huian
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 25°01'35"N 118°48'26"E
Elev: 93 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
73rd Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-171E
Z8B
Z9WZ
Z10A
Z19
LH910cxx
In 2010 this new Army Regiment started using this Air Force (J6) airbase. It can still be used for Air Force deployments however.
In 2017 the 31st GA was reorganized into 73rd GA with 10th LH Regiment becoming 73rd LH Brigade.

Nanjing
Rwy: 06/24, HEL
Pos: 31°58'19"N 118°50'29"E
Elev: 28 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
72nd Army Aviation Brigade
Z8B
Mi-171
Mi-17V-7
Z9A
Z9W
Z9WA
Z9WZ
Z10A
LH95cxx
Nanjing AB is also used by the 26th Division of PLAAF.

In 2017 the 1st GA was reorganized into 72ndGA with 5th LH Regiment becoming 72nd LH Brigade.

China Army Aviation
Southern Theatre Command
Sanshui/Daliao
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 23°19'02"N 112°57'54"E
Elev: 18 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
74th Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-171
Z9W
Z9WA
Z10A
LH96cxx
In 2017 the 42nd GA was reorganized into 74th GA with 6th LH Brigade becoming 74th LH Brigade.

Xupu
Rwy: rwy 03/21
Pos: 27°55'59"N 110°39'48"E
Elev: 582 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
121st Air Assault Brigade (75th GA)
空中突击第121旅

Z8B
Z19A
LH912cxx
The 12th LH Regiment was established in 2002 and became operational in 2012 on this former Air Force airbase.
In 2017 the 41st GA was reorganized into 75th GA with 12th LH Regiment becoming 121st Air Assault Brigade.

China Army Aviation
Western Theatre Command
Chengdu/Feng Huang Shan
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 30°43'49"N 104°05'34"E
Elev: 1650 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
77th Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-17-V7
Mi-171E
S70C-2
Z9WA
Z10
Z19
Z20
LH92cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade.
Use of the new Z20 (since June 2017) needs confirmation.

The Sikorsky S70 remains the workhorse at high altitudes, although the Z20 might arrive soon. At least 13 are in use by the 77th (ex 2nd) Brigade.
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Chengdu/Taipingsi
Rwy: 18/36, 18/36 (grass)
Pos: 30°36'06"N 104°00'51"E
Elev: 1608ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
77th Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-17-V7
Mi-171E
Z9WA
LH92cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade.

Jiajiang
浃江
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 29°43'56"N 103°36'50"E
Elev: 1301 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Brigade
Mi-17
This airbase used to house CJ6 aircraft of the PLAAF 2nd Flight College.

Lhasa/Dongguan
拉萨城关
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 29°39'41"N 091°03'51"E
Elev: 11956 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
77th Army Aviation Brigade Det.
Mi-17V-7
Mi-171E
S70C-2
Z9WA
Z19
LH92cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade.

Nyingzhi
林芝
Rwy: 02H/20H
Pos: 29°33'39"N 094°28'14"E
Elev: 9703 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
77th Army Aviation Brigade Det.
Mi-17 LH92cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade.

Shule/Baren
疏勒巴仁
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 39°23'46"N 076°11'26"E
Elev: 4103 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
76th Army Aviation Brigade (Xinjiang MD)
Mi-171E LH93cxx

Unknown
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
76th Army Aviation Brigade
Z19
Mi-171
LH93cxx
The 76th Brigade was activated mid 2017, initially using helicopters from 3rd Brigade.

Wujiaqu
Rwy: 10/28, HEL
Pos: 44°06'46"N 087°27'41"E
Elev: 1615ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
76th Army Aviation Brigade (Xinjiang MD)
Mi-171E
Mi-17V-7
Z9WA
Z10
Z19
LH93cxx
In 2017 the 21st GA was reorganized into 76th GA with 3rd LH Regiment becoming 76th LH Brigade.

The Kazan produced Mi-17V-7 is the hot-and-high version of the troop carrying Mil family within the PLA. It is distinguished from the Mi-17V-5 by its door configuration.
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Yibin (ZUYB)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 28°48'02"N 104°32'42"E
Elev: 923 ft
Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Army Aviation Flight Training Base
陆航飞行训练基地
1st Regiment

Z9
Mi-8
LH90cxx

The Flying Academy uses the Z9 for advanced helicopter training.
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China Army Aviation
Northern Theatre Command
Liaocheng
Rwy: 02/20, HEL
Pos: 36°26'58"N 116°05'44"E
Elev: 112 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
80th Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-17V-5
Z8A
Z8B
Z9W
Z9WZ
Z10A
Z19
LH97cxx
In 2017 the 26th GA was reorganized into 80th GA with 7th LH Regiment becoming 80th LH Brigade.

Liaoyang (ZYLY)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 41°16'41"N 123°04'44"E
Elev: 56 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
79th Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-171
Mi-171E
Z8B
Z9W
Z9WA
Z10A
Z19
LH99cxx
The Brigade relocated from Shenyang-Dongta.
Liaoyang is also used by Harbin Flying Academy/5th Brigade (PLAAF)
In 2017 the 39th GA was reorganized into 79th GA with 9th LH Brigade becoming 79th LH Brigade.

The Ulan-Ude produced Mi-171s like this 79th (ex 9th) Brigade LH99748 is used for ground attack role.
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China Army Aviation
Central Theatre Command
Baoding
Rwy: 04L/22R, 04R/22L, HEL
Pos: 38°50'04"N 115°31'13"E
Elev: 50 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
82nd Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-171
Mi-171E
Z8B
Z9
Z9W
Z9WA
Z9(EW)
Z10A
Z19
LH98cxx
In 2017 the 38th GA was reorganized into 82nd GA with 8th LH Regiment becoming 82nd LH Brigade.


Early 2012 the Z19 was inducted in the army.
Photo: Internet
Houma
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 35°39'51"N 111°24'28"E
Elev: 1439ft
Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Army Aviation Flight Training Base
陆航飞行训练基地
2nd Regiment

Z11 LH904xx

Helicopter training starts with the PLA on the Z11 helicopter.
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Linfen (ZBLF)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 36°02'32"N 111°29'32"E
Elev: 1487ft
Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Army Aviation Flight Training Base
陆航飞行训练基地
3rd Regiment

Z11
HC120
LH904xx
LH908xx
In 2005 the SA316 was replaced by HC120.

End 2010 saw the introduction of a new attack helicopter in operational service, being the Z10A
Photo: Internet
Tongxian
Rwy: 02/20, HEL
Pos: 39°48'39"N 116°42'26"E
Elev: 57 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
81st Army Aviation Brigade
Y7
Y8
Y9
Mi-171
Mi-171E
Mi-171E Salon
Mi-17V-5
Mi-17V-7 Salon
Z9WA
Z10A
Z19
LH94cxx
In 2011 the SA342s of the Brigade were transferred to a Training Brigade.
In 2017 the 65th GA was reorganized into 81st GA with 4th LH Regiment becoming 81st LH Brigade.

At Tongxian, south of Beijing the fixed wing component of the army is based.
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The 81st (ex 4th) Brigade also uses the cargo version of the Y7, the Y7H
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Tongzhou
通州
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 39°50'18"N 116°38'47"E
Elev: 86 ft
Academy Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Army Aviation Academy
Alouette 3
Mi-8
Z9
The helicopters are used for ground instruction only.

Wenshui
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 37°24'29"N 111°58'00"E
Elev: 2808 ft
Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Army Aviation Flight Training Base
陆航飞行训练基地
4th Regiment

Z11
HC120
LH904xx
LH908xx
Until July 1999 this airbase was home of PLAAF H6 bombers of 8th Div/24th Reg.

Xinxiang
Rwy: 05/23, HEL
Pos: 35°17'37"N 113°50'19"E
Elev: 231 ft
Regiment1st Army Aviatio Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
161st Air Assault Brigade
空中突击第161旅

Mi-17
Mi-17V-5
Z9W
Z9WA
Z10A
Z19
LH91cxx
In 2017 the 54th GA was reorganized into 83rd GA with 1st LH Regiment becoming 161st Air Assault Brigade.

Zhurihe
朱日和
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 42°21'04"N 112°38'54"E
Elev: 3815 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
No units based
This Brigade size airbase is used for Army Aviation detachments during exercises.

Zhurihe/Barracks
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 42°13'07"N 112°45'21"E
Elev: 4029 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
No units based
This strip opened in 2017 and is located close to the major Army training grounds.

China Army Aviation
PLA Border Defence Troops
Dangbizhen
Rwy: (water)
Pos: 45°15'31"N 132°00'36"E
Elev: 233 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
1 Patrol Boat Squadron
Jiamusi

XTW-5 SX59x

The Border Police operates two Ekranoplanes from Lake Khanka
Photo: internet
China Army Aviation
Armed Police/ 武警
Daqing (ZYDQ)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 46°45'01"N 125°08'21"E
Elev: 495 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Heli Detachment / 1st Battalion
Z8WJS WJ56080x
In 2013 the serials changed from WJS9100x. The Battalion is based on a separate part of the airfield on the North-Eastern side.

Deyang
Rwy: 03/21, HEL
Pos: 30°50'46"N 104°40'47"E
Elev: 1602 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Sichuan Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Z8

Ningxia
Rwy: 04/22HEL
Pos: 38°24'06"N 106°12'28"E
Elev: 3661 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Ningxia Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Z8WJS
Z9WJS
WJ52880x
WJ52890x

Taiyuan/Wujing Taiyuan Jichang
Rwy: 03/21HEL
Pos: 37°29'39"N 112°43'10"E
Elev: 2740 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Shanxi Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Z8WJS
Z9WJS
WJ50480x
WJ50490x

Unknown
Detachment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Heli Detachment / 2nd Squadron
Z8AWJS WJ5603xx
Jinan Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Z9WJ WJ51490x
The 2nd squadron is operating from Anning, Yunnan Province.
The exact locations these units are based is unknown.

Zhengtang
Rwy: 18/36H, HEL
Pos: 28°31'44"N 112°49'29"E
Elev: 164 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Hunan Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Z8WJS
Z9WJS
WJ51880x
WJ51890x
22 September 2015 the unit became operational.

Ürümqi/Shuimogou
水磨沟
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 43°48'56"N 087°41'14"E
Elev: 2930 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Xinjiang Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Mi-171E
Z8AWJ
Z9WJ
7xx
WJ52730x
WJ00x

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