As the aviation province of China, Shaanxi has 1/3 aviation industrial resource of the whole country. Based on the abundant aviation industrial resources Xi’an Yanliang National Aviation Hi-tech Industrial Base is the national grade aviation high tech industrial development platform of the country, which is the integration of airplane design, manufacture, test flight evaluation, intensity detection, product resource and training.
Xi'an Yanliang National Aviation Hi-tech Industrial Base was approved by National Development and Reform Committee in Aug. 2004. The construction was started formally in March 2005. In June 2010, the core district of Xi'an Yanliang National Aviation Hi-tech Industrial Base has been approved to be national grade Shaanxi Aviation Economic and Technical Development District. Thus it is the only economic and technical development zone in China which is characterized by aviation.
In the aspect of industrial location layout, the space pattern of 'one base and four parks' is formed. "One base" means Xi'an aviation base. “Four parks” means Yanliang Aviation Manufacture Park, Pucheng Common Aviation Industrial Park, Xianyang Airport Industrial Park and Baoji Fengxiang Flight Training Park In the aspect of industrial system construction, the completed industrial system is formed, the main industry of which is complete machine manufacture the sub industries of which are aviation engine, air borne system, aviation big components and aviation new material and the auxiliary industries of which are aviation spare parts manufacture, aviation maintenance, subcontracting, aviation related equipments, aviation training and aviation tourism exhibition.