Shenyang Aircraft provided assitance to the Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (HAMC) and Xian Aircraft Company (XAC) for the production of the H-6 (Badger) under a licensing agreement from the Soviet Union. Shenyang Aircraft provided assitance to Nanchang Aircraft for the production of the Q-5.
A joint venture has been established at SAC to produce the Su-27 aircraft and the associated Lyulka AL-31 turbofan engine.
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation has formed a joint production venture with Boeing for producing whole tail sections and cargo doors. SAC in the past has done work for British Aerospace, Airbus, and Lockheed, and currently has a manufacturing sub-assembly venture with Canadian firm Bombardier Aerospace. Boeing maintains a sizeable expatriate presence in Shenyang to support the project and has built a strong working relationship with the Chinese. Shenyang Aircraft Corporation has been involved in manufacturing parts for Airbus aircraft as well as maintenance tools.
The venture with Boeing, the main components of SAC's civilian aircraft section, has two main projects so far, the tail sections and airplane doors, as well as the constructure of a world-class production facility. SAC has imported all parts and raw materials from American suppliers in order to meet required quality control standards.
The cooperation with Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, along with smaller projects for airplane companies from Isreal, Germany, Canada and the U.K., make up the company's so called "key product line" , and form the foundation for SAC's reforms from failing SOE to a market driven corportation.