The joint venture results from the agreement signed in
2012 with CAIGA, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry
Corporation of China (AVIC).
The joint venture began officially operating when its
business license was approved in September 2013 by the
Ministry of Commerce.
Kansas, operations provide
components and parts manufacturing and sub-assemblies
for the Caravan aircraft sold by the joint venture. The
joint venture operations in Shijiazhuang include final assembly, paint,
testing, interior installation, customization, flight
testing and delivery of the Cessna Caravan to in-country
More than 2,200 Caravan aircraft have been manufactured
by Cessna since the aircraft was introduced in 1985.
There are five models currently available; the Caravan,
the Grand Caravan EX, the Super Cargomaster EX, the
Caravan Amphibian and the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian.
began deliveries of the upgraded Grand Caravan EX in
2013, and it is now flying diverse missions around the
world, including airline operations in
Russia, travel companies in the
Hawaiian and the Caribbean islands, construction and
energy companies in the
United States, aid organizations on
wildlife rescue missions in Africa and aviation clubs in
the Middle East.