The Hongdu Yakovlev CJ-7 (L-7) is a two-seat piston engined trainer aircraft jointly developed by the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group and the Yakovlev,[citation needed] primarily for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

Role Basic Trainer
National origin China
Manufacturer Hongdu Aviation Industry Group
Design group Yakovlev
First flight late 2010
Primary user People's Liberation Army Air Force
Developed from Yak-152

Design and development


The CJ-7 is a Hongdu/Yakovlev jointly developed, single-engine, two-seat, propeller-driven, trainer aircraft. Hongdu Aviation Industry Group is an aircraft manufacturer that is part of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The aircraft is intended to be the sole primary trainer used by Chinese aviation schools. The CJ-7 is capable of basic flight training and surveillance missions. The CJ-7 trainer is expected to replace large numbers of Nanchang CJ-6 trainers in the People's Liberation Army Air Force.

The CJ-7 project started in 2006. At the end of 2010, the CJ-7 made its first flight. It is expected PLAAF will purchase 300–500 CJ-7s.[1]

Specifications (CJ-7)


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,430 kg (3,153 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M14X 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 270 kW (360 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 360 km/h (220 mph, 190 kn)
  • Range: 1,300 km (810 mi, 700 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,000 ft)

See also


Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era


  1. ^ "Chinese Military Aviation Trainers". Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.