China’s first operational 5th-generation fighter developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC). The aircraft made its maiden flight in 2011 and entered service with the PLAAF for operational test and evaluation in late 2016.

Third Chengdu J-20 prototype flies

2 March 2014

The third prototype of the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter made its maiden flight successfully on Saturday 1st March. According to the witness report on Chinese social media, the J-20 prototype "2011" took the sky at about 12:00 local time, escorted by a Chengdu J-10S two-seater fighter. The entire flight lasted about 30 minutes before the aircraft landed safely. [...]