In 2013 the J-15 became operational on the Liaoning aircraft carrier.

China Navy

Changzhi/Wangcun (ZBCZ)

RWY 01/19     POS 36°14'56"N 113°07'35"E     ELEV 3022 ft

Fleet Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Navy Aviation University
(海军航空大学)

2nd Air Regiment JL-8 82x0x
Navy HQ

Air Regiment Y-7
HYJ-7
Y-8
9xx0
In 2013 the Air Academy was reorganized with 4th Regiment (84x0x) flying with JL-8 split into 2nd Reg/Naval Aviation Academy using a new serial batch and some JL-8 going to the 1st Reg/Naval Aviation Training Base at Jiyuan using 83x0x.
In December the Naval Aviation Academy (海军航空兵学院) was renamed into Naval Aviation University.

In 2011 the Navy introduced the JL-9H for conversion training to the JH-7A, replacing the ancient JJ-6.

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Changzhou/Benniu (ZSCG) 常州奔牛机场 (Danyang)

RWY 11/29     POS 31°55'10"N 119°46'41"E     ELEV 23 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
6th Division
海军航空兵6师

17th Air Regiment H-6G
H-6DU
81x1x
The unexpected serial allocation goes back to before 1993: In 2003 5th Indep Reg (ex 1 Div 1 Regt 1993) was incorporated in 17th Reg.
In June 1977 18th Reg moved from Dachang to Yuwi and was renumbered 17th Reg in October 1985.

The H-6G is easy recognizable with 2 hardpoints under each wing.

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Dalian/Tuchengzi (--)

RWY 12/20     POS 38°54'55"N 121°14'12"E     ELEV 23 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
2nd Division
海军航空兵2师

6th Air Regiment Y-8C
Y-8JB
KQ-200/Y-8Q
Y-9JZ
9xx1
Before 2003 2nd Division/4th Regiment was dissolved and the H-6G/H-6DU aircraft went to 8th Regiment, leaving 1st Indep. Division with H-5 aircraft as the sole user of Tuchengzi (in addition to Laiyang).
In 2012 2nd Division started as a Specialized Division, with 1st Indep Regiment becoming 2nd Div/6th Regiment as can still be seen by the serials.
End 2018/early 2019 the Y-8Q was inducted within the Regiment

In 2013 the ELINT version of the Y-9 (Y-9JZ/GX8) started operations within the PLANAF.

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Feidong (--)

RWY 04/22     POS 31°54'35"N 117°39'30"E     ELEV 177 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
4th Division
海军航空兵4师

10th Air Regiment Su-30MK2 81x4x
In 2010/2011 during the conversion of Luqiao to a J-10 airfield 12th Regiment used Feidong, with 10th Regiment temporarily using Ningbo.
In 2020 Naval Aeronautics University Regiment flying J-11B(S)H used this air base.

In 2010 the East Fleet saw yet another boost in capabilities with the arrival of J-10AH/SH aircraft.

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Guiping/Mengshu (--)

RWY 09/27     POS 23°19'48"N 110°00'32"E     ELEV 174 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
8th Division
海军航空兵8师

23rd Air Regiment H-6DU
H-6G
81x2x
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
No Division
1st Independent Regiment H-6J 9xx1
In 2003 the 1st Independent Regiment (serials 82x3x) was renamed 23rd Regiment. At the same time H-6G/H-6DU aircraft from 2nd Division (81x2x) were included.
Although the 3rd Division was disbanded back in 1985 the serial batch 82x3x was still used until 2018.

Huangdicun (--)

RWY 01/19     POS 40°30'00"N 120°39'26"E     ELEV 48ft

Fleet Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
"Carrier Air Wing"
unknown J-15
Z-9D
Z-18
Z-18F
Z-18YJ
xxx
Navy HQ
Navy Aviation University
(海军航空大学)

3rd Air Regiment JL-9A 83x0x
The Air Wing became operational in May 2013.
It is believed all air assets for the Liaoning aircraft carrier are based here.
Up to 2013 the 3rd Regiment operated HJ-5/H-5 aircraft from Xingcheng in the bomber/navigation trainer role.
In December the Naval Aviation Academy (海军航空兵学院) was renamed into Naval Aviation University.

A pair of converted Z-9Ds is used for SAR duties from the Liaoning aircraft carrier.

PLAN

The Liaoning aircraft carrier is also used to house the Z-18F that is used for AEW duties with a large external antenna at the aft fuselage.

PLAN

In 2014 the navy expended its ASW capabilities with the introduction of the Z-18F

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In 2013 the Z-18 was introduced for passenger transport duties from the aircraft carrier.

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Huangyan/Luqiao (ZSLQ) 路桥 (Taizhou)

RWY 02/20     POS 28°33'45"N 121°25'44"E     ELEV 13 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
No Division
Recon. Regiment BZK-005 (UAV)
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
4th Division
海军航空兵4师

10th Air Regiment (det) Su-30MK2 81x4x
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵

12th Air Regiment J-10AH
J-10SH
83x4x
Between six and twelve Sukhois are based here on detachment.

Late 2010 the 12th Regiment converted from J-7EH to J10 fighters.
During the conversion of Luqiao to modern airbase with shelters for J-10 and J-11/Su-30 aircraft, the 12th Regiment was temporary based at Feidong.

Huludao (--)

RWY 03L/21R, 03R/21L     POS 40°45'03"N 120°52'31"E     ELEV 31 ft

Fleet Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Navy Aviation University
(海军航空大学)

1st Air Regiment CJ-6A 81x0x
The Air Academy is also known as Flight Training Institute.
In December the Naval Aviation Academy (海军航空兵学院) was renamed into Naval Aviation University.

Jialaishi (--)

RWY 14/32     POS 19°41'54"N 109°43'36"E     ELEV 309 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
8th Division
海军航空兵8师

22nd Air Regiment J-11BH
J-11BSH
81x8x
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵

24th Air Regiment J-11BH
J-11BSH
83x8x
The 22nd Regiment used to operate from Haikou-Da Yin that was surrendered to urban development. The J-11s replaced J-6 aircraft.
In 2010 J-7EH from 12th Regiment replaced J-7II within the 24th Regiment. In 2014 J-7s were replaced by J-11BH.
The airbase also houses a UAV Regiment (BZK-005).

Jiaozhou (--)

RWY 17/35     POS 36°19'52"N 120°01'31"E     ELEV 62 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
5th Division
海军航空兵5师

15th Air Regiment J-8FH
J-8FR
JL-9
83x5x
In 2007 the J-8E was replaced by J-8FH.
Earlier this Regiment was based on Qingdao-Liuting.

Jiyuan (--) 济源

RWY 08/26     POS 35°07'12"N 112°36'31"E     ELEV 484 ft

Fleet Training Base Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Naval Aviation Training Base
海军航空兵训练基地

1st Air Regiment JL-8 84x0x
In 2013 the Air Academy was reorganized with 4th Regiment (84x0x) flying with JL-8 from Changzhi/Wangcun becoming 2nd Regiment with serials 82x0x and 1st Regiment/Naval Aviation Training Base at Jiyuan with serials 83x0x.

Jiyuan is also used for Y8 testing.

Laiyang (--) 莱阳

RWY 14/32     POS 36°57'47"N 120°35'22"E     ELEV 249 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
2nd Division
海军航空兵2师

4th Air Regiment Y-8J
Y-8X
KJ-200
9xx1
Initially the aircraft were delivered when the Regiment was still organized as 1st Indep. Regiment, hence the serials.

Ledong (--) Foluo/Northeast

RWY 04/22     POS 18°41'26"N 109°09'35"E     ELEV 583 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
9th Division
海军航空兵9师

27th Air Regiment JH-7A
JJ-7A
83x9x
In August 2004 the first JH-7A's for the 27th Regiment were noted. J-7IIs used by this regiment most probably went to the 24th Regiment.

Liangxiangzhen (--)

RWY 04/22     POS 39°45'28"N 116°07'30"E     ELEV 167 ft

Fleet Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Unknown division
2nd Independent Regiment Y-7-100
Y-7G
Y-8CH
CRJ200ER
CRJ700
9xx2
B-4xxx(CRJ)

Around 2010 the last Russian build An-26s were disposed off by the Navy.

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Lingshui (--) 陵水

RWY 15/33     POS 18°29'41"N 109°59'21"E     ELEV 89 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
Division
Unknown regiment id EA-03 (UAV
BZK-005 (UAV)
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
3rd Division
海军航空兵3师

AWACS Regiment Y-7G
KJ-500H
Y-9JZ
81x3x
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵

MPA Regiment KQ-200/Y-8Q 82x3x
Early 2018 KJ-500H aircraft were noted in the 81x3x serial range indicating a new Regiment had taken duty. Y-7G and Y-9JZ followed in 2019 and 2020.
Aircraft flying for the MPA Regiment were first noted April 2019.

Meiji Jiao (--) 美济礁 (Mischief Reef)

RWY 03/21     POS 09°55'15"N 115°30'21"E     ELEV 25 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
Division
No regiment
Starting 2016 this airstrip-on-the-reef can be used for deploments of fighter regiments.

Ningbo/Zhuangqiao (--) 路桥

RWY 12/30     POS 29°55'26"N 121°34'26"E     ELEV 15 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
4th Division
海军航空兵4师

11th Air Regiment Mi-8
Ka-27PS
Ka-28
Ka-31
Z-9D
9xx4
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
6th Division
海军航空兵6师

16th Air Regiment JH-7 81x6x
Before 2008 the 4th Independent Regiment changed into 11th Reg subordinate to 4th Div.
In 2017 the JH-7 Regiment moved from Dachang.

Ningbo also houses special mission Y-9s on detachment.

Until the WS-13 engine became available all JH7s were equipped with two Rolls Royce Spey engines taken from old RAF Phantoms.

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Qingdao/Cangkou (--)

RWY 13/31, HEL     POS 36°09'32"N 120°23'16"E     ELEV 33 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
2nd Division
海军航空兵2师

5th Air Regiment Z-8JH
Z-9C
Z-9D
9xx6
SAR equipped SA365N replaced Z-9Cs.
About 2012 the 6th Indep. Regiment was reorganized into 2Div/5Reg.
At Cangkou also the Naval Aviation University is located (ground school).

Like many navy Regiments the 5th and 7th Regiment are still using serial numbers from before the 2011 reorganization. Evidence was provided during a European tour of three Chinese ships with Z-9C 9317 on board of Yuncheng (571).

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Qingdao/Tuandao (--) 青岛 (Naval Base)

RWY water     POS 36°03'17"N 120°17'15"E     ELEV 1670 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
2nd Division
海军航空兵2师

5th Air Regiment SH-5 9xx3
The serials still indicate the Regiments history by the former 3rd Independent Regiment serial

With the arrival of the Y-8Q the SH-5 is no longer operational and can now only be seen in musea.

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Early 2015 the first operational submarine hunter Y-8Q was noted.

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Qinhuangdao/Shanhaiguan (ZBSH) 秦皇岛

RWY 06/24     POS 39°58'06"N 119°43'50"E     ELEV 30 ft

Fleet Training Base Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Naval Aviation Training Base
海军航空兵训练基地

2nd Air Regiment JL-9H 81x7x
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
5th Division
海军航空兵5师

13th Air Regiment JH-7A 82x7x
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
Unknown Division
Unknown Regiment KQ-200/Y-8Q
KJ-200
KJ-500H
Y-9JZ
July 1988 the 7th Div/19Reg was reorganized into PLANAF Training Base/2nd Reg. In 2011 JL-9H replaced the JJ-6.

The Air Base is also used by Regiments from the Northern Theatre Command.
July 1988 the 7th Div/20th Reg got subordinated to 5th Div as 20th Reg while keeping the serial batch.
In 2009 Q-5 aircraft were replaced by JH-7A.
By 2011 the 20th Regiment was renamed 13th Regiment subordinated to 5th Division.
In 2013 the Regiment disappeared from Qinhuangdao / Shanhaiguan. Did they go to Suizhong?
(The original 13th Regiment got subordinated to the Training Base in July 1988 as 1st regiment).

The Naval Aviation Training Base also uses the airbase (see above).




Sanya/Yaxian (--) 三亚

RWY 06/24, HEL     POS 18°17'15"N 109°27'49"E     ELEV 26 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
9th Division
海军航空兵9师

26th Air Regiment Y-7G
Z-8
Z-8J
Z-8S
Z-9C
Z-9D
9xx7
By 2012 the 7th Indep. Regiment was reorganized into 26th Regiment subordinate to 9th Division.
It is reported the Y-7G moved to Lingshui by early 2019.

The Z-8 is the main transport helicopter for all armed services Two Z-8Js were shown on board Changbai Shan (989) in Rotterdam during their European tour.

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Shanghai/Dachang (--) 上海大场
Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
1st Division
海军航空兵1师

1st Air Regiment KJ-500H 81x1x
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵

2nd Air Regiment KQ-200/Y-8Q 82x1x
Early 2018 the first patrol aircraft was noted.
At Dachang also 5703 Factory is located.

Starting 2004 the Navy received 24 Su-30MK2s which until 2010 were stationed at Feidong that is now used by J-10s.

unknown

Suizhong (--)

RWY 18/36     POS 40°17'57"N 120°21'40"E     ELEV 41 ft

Fleet Training Base Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Naval Aviation Training Base
海军航空兵训练基地

3rd Air Regiment JH-7
JL-10H
8xx0x?
88x0x
About 2013 Q-5s were replaced by JH7.
Confirmation is needed whether these aircraft are actually 5th Div/13th aircraft from Qinhuangdao/Shanhaiguan (serials 82x7x).

After the initial delivery end 2017 by August the regiment became fuly operational with JL-10H advanced trainers, although it is unknown whether the regiment number is still the same.

Unknown (--)
Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
9th Division
海军航空兵9师

Regiment KQ-200/Y-8Q
KJ-500H
Y-9JZ
85x9x
The home base of these arcraft has to be confirmed.

Xi'an/Yanliang (ZLYN)

RWY 06L/24R, 06R/24L     POS 34°38'37"N 109°14'27"E     ELEV 1260 ft

Branche Agency Aircraft Type(s) Serial range

State Oceanic Administration (SOA)
国家海洋局

China Coast Guard (CCG)
中国海警
MA60H B-xxxx


Unknown regiment id MA60H
The State Oceanic Administration was created in 2013 as part of the civilian Ministry of Land and Resources
Early 2018 it was decided that the State Oceanic Administration will be dissolved and that the Coast guard with bbe subordinated to the Armed Police Force (WJ)
The homebase of the MA60 needs confirmation.

Xingcheng (--)

RWY 07/25     POS 40°34'48"N 120°42'00"E     ELEV 26 ft

Fleet Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Navy Aviation University
(海军航空大学)

4th Air Regiment Y-5 84x0x
Navy HQ

Air Regiment Z-9C 9xx0
Navy HQ

Air Regiment Z-8CJ
Z-9C
Z-18
84x0x
In 2013 the Y-5 Regiment moved from Huludao
Mi-8s were replaced by Z-9C.
In 2012 the Z-9 Regiment moved from Changzhi/Wangcun.
In December the Naval Aviation Academy (海军航空兵学院) was renamed into Naval Aviation University.

The Naval Aviation University at Xingcheng operates a mix of helicopters and transport aircraft.

PLANAF

Xingtai/Shahe (ZBXT)

RWY 17/35     POS 36°53'00"N 114°25'45"E     ELEV 288 ft

Fleet Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Navy HQ
Navy Aviation University
(海军航空大学)

5th Air Regiment Y-7 85x0x
Around 2013 the 2nd Regiment (82x0x) changed into the 5th Regiment (85x0x).
In December the Naval Aviation Academy (海军航空兵学院) was renamed into Naval Aviation University.

Yantai/Laishan (--)

RWY 04/22     POS 37°24'01"N 121°22'13"E     ELEV 56 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Northern Theater Command Navy Aviation
北部战区海军航空兵
5th Division
海军航空兵5师

14th Air Regiment JH-7A 82x5x
JH-7As replaced Q5s around 2006.

Yiwu (ZSYW) 义乌

RWY 02/20     POS 29°20'41"N 120°01'57"E     ELEV 262 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Eastern Theater Command Navy Aviation
东部战区海军航空兵
6th Division
海军航空兵6师

18th Air Regiment JH-7 82x6x
The 18th Air Regiment was based at Shanghai-Dachang using J-6.
J-6s were replaced by JH-7 end 2003 and the Regiment relocated to the former Air Force Air Base near Yiwu.
Mid 2006 82x6x aircraft were still noted at Dachang however.
Initially this Regiment was named the 17th hence its serial range.

Yonghsu Dao (--) 永暑礁 (Fiery Cross Reef)

RWY 05/23     POS 09°33'04"N 112°53'15"E     ELEV 25 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
Division
No regiment
Starting 2016 this airstrip-on-the-reef can be used for deployments of large aircraft like reconnaissance aircraft and even a complete fighter Regiment.

Yongxing Dao/Xisha (ZJYX) 永兴岛机场 (Woody Island/Sansha)

RWY 05/23     POS 16°50'03"N 112°20'44"E     ELEV 101 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
9th Division
海军航空兵9师

25th Air Regiment J-11BH
J-11BSH
81x9x
In 2007 the J-8B/Ds at Lingshui were upgraded to J-8BH/J-8DH.
In 2013 J-11BH/BSH replaced the J-8s and the unit moved to Ledong, leaving the air base vacant for other activities.
April 2016 the unit moved to Yongxing Dao, although this might be on deployment only.
The airbase is also used by UAVs (BZK-007)

Yongzhou/Lingling (ZGLG)

RWY 18/36     POS 26°20'20"N 111°36'36"E     ELEV 3616 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
Division
Special Missions Regiment KJ-500H
KQ-200/Y-8Q
Y-9JZ
Yongzhou/Lingling is used by PLAN special mission Y-8/Y-9 aircraft.
Confirmation is needed whether a Regiment is based or that is is used for detachments only. Also, note that aircraft mix equals aircraft used by 9. Division which still has to be localized.

Zhoushan/Zhujiajian (ZSZS)

RWY 18/36     POS 29°56'05"N 122°21'44"E     ELEV 3 ft

Branche Division Agency Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
State Oceanic Administration (SOA)
国家海洋局

China Marine Surveillance (CMS)
(国家海洋局)
Y-12F
H425
MA60H
AC-313
B-50xx
B-70xx
The State Oceanic Administration was created in 2013 as part of the civilian Ministry of Land and Resources
Early 2018 it was decided that the State Oceanic Administration will be dissolved.

The Coast Guard air assets includes a single maritime patrol aircraft, the MA60H.

AVIC

Zhubi Dao (--) 渚碧礁 (Subi Reef)

RWY 03/21     POS 10°55'25"N 114°04'15"E     ELEV 25 ft

Command Division Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Serial range
Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation
南部战区海军航空兵
Division
No regiment
Starting 2016 this airstrip-on-the-reef can be used for deployments of fighter regiments and also a few large transport aircraft.

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