Armed Forces Overviews
China Army Aviation
China Army Aviation
Eastern Theatre Command
It is expected that by 2018 the Z-20 will be operational.
Photo: Internet
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
Z-8B
Z-9WZ
Z-10A
Z-19
LH993cxx
In 2010 this new Army Regiment started using this Air Force (J-6) 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 with a serial change from LH910cyy into LH993cxx.

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
Z-8B
Mi-171
Mi-17-1V
Mi-17V-7
Z-9A
Z-9W
Z-9WA
Z-9WZ
Z-10A
LH992cxx
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 with a serial change from LH95cyy into LH992cxx.

Unknown
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
71st Army Aviation Brigade
Z-8B
Z-9WZ
Z-19
LH991cxx
The unit is located in the Harbin area.

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
Z-8G
Z-9W
Z-9WA
Z-10A
LH981cxx
In 2017 the 42nd GA was reorganized into 74th GA with 6th LH Brigade becoming 74th LH Brigade with a serial change from LH96cyy into LH981cxx. In 2018 Z-18s were replaced by Z-8G.

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

Z-8B
Z-19
LH982cxx
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 with a serial change from LH912cyy into LH982cxx.

121st Air Assault Brigade is one of the operators of the Z-8B.
Photo: PLA
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
Z-9WA
Z-10
Z-19
Z-20
LH972cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade with a serial change from LH92cyy into LH972cxx.
Use of the new Z20 (since June 2017) needs confirmation.

The Sikorsky S70 remains the workhorse at high altitudes, although the Z-20 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
Z-9WA
LH972cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade with a serial change from LH92cyy into LH972cxx.

Dalachi
Rwy: 06/24, HEL
Pos: 36°37'41"N 105°00'09"E
Elev: 5625 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
76th Army Aviation Brigade
Z-8G
Z-10
Z-19
Mi-17-V7
Mi-171E
LH971cxx
The 76th Brigade was activated at Dalachi mid 2017, initially using helicopters from 3rd Brigade (LH93cxx). It is expected to move to a new location near Golmut.

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 CJ-6 aircraft of the PLAAF 2nd Flight College.

Lhasa/Liuwuxiang
Rwy: rwy 18/36, HEL
Pos: 29°35'25"N 091°01'14"E
Elev: 11918 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Xizang LH Brigade
(西藏陆航旅)

Mi-171E LH921cxx
Early 2017 the 2nd LH Regiment detachment at downtown Lhasa/Dongguan was reorganized in the new Xizang LH Brigade. About the same time it moved to Lhasa/Gonggar in 2017 while expanding. In 2018 Xizang LH Brigade will move to the new heliport southwest of Lhasa.

Ngari HEL
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 32°29'46"N 080°04'18"E
Elev: 14081 ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Xinjiang LH Brigade
(新疆陆航旅)

Mi-171E LH911cxx
In 2017 the 3rd LH Regiment (Xinjing MD) was reorganized into Xinjiang LH Brigade with a serial change from LH93cyy into LH911cxx.

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 LH972cxx
In 2017 the 13th GA was reorganized into 77th GA with 2nd LH Regiment becoming 77th LH Brigade with a serial change from LH92cyy into LH972cxx.

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
Xinjiang LH Brigade
(新疆陆航旅)

Mi-171E LH911cxx
In 2017 the 3rd LH Regiment (Xinjing MD) was reorganized into Xinjiang LH Brigade with a serial change from LH93cyy into LH911cxx.

Since 2018 Army helicopters like this Mi-171E use six-digit serials.
Photo: Internet
Wujiaqu
Rwy: 10/28, HEL
Pos: 44°06'46"N 087°27'41"E
Elev: 1615ft
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Xinjiang LH Brigade
(新疆陆航旅)

Mi-171E
Mi-17V-7
Z-8G
Z-9WA
Z-10
Z-19
LH911cxx
In 2017 the 3rd LH Regiment (Xinjing MD) was reorganized into Xinjiang LH Brigade with a serial change from LH93cyy into LH911cxx.

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

Z-9
Mi-8
LH90cxx
In 2017 the Flight Training Base was reorganised with the serials LH90cxx changed into 6-digit serials.

The Flying Academy uses the Z-9 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
Z-8A
Z-8B
Z-9W
Z-9WZ
Z-10A
Z-19
LH963cxx
In 2017 the 26th GA was reorganized into 80th GA with 7th LH Regiment becoming 80th LH Brigade with a serial change from LH97cyy into LH963cxx.

About all Brigades like 80th Brigade have seen the Mi-17/Z-9 augmented by dedicated Z-10 attack helicopters.
Photo: PLA
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
Z-8B
Z-9W
Z-9WA
Z-10A
Z-19
LH962cxx
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 with a serial change from LH99cyy into LH962cxx.

The Ulan-Ude produced Mi-171s like this 79th (ex 9th) Brigade LH99748 is used for ground attack role.
Photo: -
Unknown
Brigade Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
78th Army Aviation Brigade
Mi-17V-5
Mi-171
Z-9WZ
Z-19
LH961cxx
This Brigade started operation in 2017, initially using helicopters from 80th Brigade.

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
Z-8B
Z-8G
Z-9
Z-9W
Z-9WA
Z-9(EW)
Z-10
Z-19
LH952cxx
In 2017 the 38th GA was reorganized into 82nd GA with 8th LH Regiment becoming 82nd LH Brigade.
December 2017 the Mi-171/Mi-171E were transferred to the 161st Assault Brigade. Also the serials of the Brigade changed from LH98cyy into LH952cxx.


Early 2012 the Z-19 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

Z-11 LH9083xx (tbc)
In 2017 the Flight Training Base was reorganised with the serials LH904xx changed into 6-digit serials.

Helicopter training starts with the PLA on the Z-11 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

Z-11
HC120
LH9083xx (tbc)
In 2005 the SA316 was replaced by HC120.
In 2017 the Flight Training Base was reorganised with the serials LH904xx changed into 6-digit serials.

End 2010 saw the introduction of a new attack helicopter in operational service, being the Z-10A
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
Y-7
Y-8
Y-9
Mi-171
Mi-171E
Mi-171E Salon
Mi-17V-5
Mi-17V-7 Salon
Z-8G
Z-9WA
Z-10A
Z-19
LH951cxx
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 with a serial change from LH94cyy into initially LH990cxx but LH951cxx soon later.

At Tongxian, south of Beijing the fixed wing component of the army is based.
Photo: -
The 81st (ex 4th) Brigade also uses the cargo version of the Y-7, the Y-7H
Photo: -
Although at slow pace, also the Army is modernizing its transport fleet with two Y-9s in its inventory
Photo: PLA
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
Z-9
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

Z-11
HC120
LH904xx
LH908xx
Until July 1999 this airbase was home of PLAAF H6 bombers of 8th Div/24th Reg.
In 2017 the Flight Training Base was reorganised with the serials LH904xx/LH908xx changed into 6-digit serials.

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-171
Mi-171E
Mi-17V-5
Z-8G
Z-9W
Z-9WA
Z-10A
Z-19
LH953cxx
In 2017 the 54th GA was reorganized into 83rd GA with 1st LH Regiment becoming 161st Air Assault Brigade with a serial change from LH91cxx into LH953cxx. Also Mi-171/Mi-171E from 82nd Brigade were received.

The 161st Air Assault Brigade is one of the few units to operate the latest Z-8 version, the Z-8G.
Photo: pla
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
Z-8WJS 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
Z-8

Huangzhuang
Rwy: 02/20H
Pos: 36°04'24"N 116°28'52"E
Elev: 203 ft
Battalion Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Jinan Corps / Helicopter Battalion
Z-9WJ WJ51490x

Machang
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 24°47'08"N 102°20'32"E
Elev: 7604 ft
Detachment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Heli Detachment / 2nd Squadron
Z-8AWJS WJ5603xx

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
Z-8WJS
Z-9WJS
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
Z-8WJS
Z-9WJS
WJ50480x
WJ50490x

Helicopters of the armed police are easy recognizables in either white c/s or in all orange c/s, like on the Z-8AWJS.
Photo: Internet
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
Z-8WJS
Z-9WJS
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
Z-8AWJ
Z-9WJ
7xx
WJ52730x
WJ00x

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