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Xian MA60

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MA60
Lao Airlines Xian MA60
Role Turboprop airliner
Manufacturer Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation under the China Aviation Industry Corporation I
First flight 2000
Introduced 2000
Status In production
Primary user China
Produced 2000 - present
Unit cost $12.5 million (2006) [1]
Developed from Antonov An-26

The Xian MA60 (新舟60, Xīnzhōu 60, "Modern Ark 60") is a turboprop-powered airliner made by China's Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation under the China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I). The MA60 is a stretched version of the Xian Y7-200A, and a close copy of the Antonov An-26 cargo plane.

The airplane received its type certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in June 2000. The first aircraft was delivered to Sichuan Airlines in August 2000.

As of October 2006, XAC has received over 90 MA60 orders. The factory had delivered 23 MA60s by the end of 2006, and expects to deliver an additional 165 units by the end of 2016.

Variants

  • MA60 : Twin-engined airliner.
  • MA60-MPA : Proposed military patrol version.

Operators


Zest Airways MA60 at Marinduque Airport, Philippines
Zest Airways MA60 at Marinduque Airport, Philippines

Lao Airlines MA60 at Louangnamtha Airport, Laos
Lao Airlines MA60 at Louangnamtha Airport, Laos

Transporte Aéreo Militar MA60 at Cochabamba Airport, Colombia
Transporte Aéreo Militar MA60 at Cochabamba Airport, Colombia

Model of a MA60 in Joy Air colors
Model of a MA60 in Joy Air colors
Bolivia
Republic of Congo
  • Air Congo Int'l - 2 in service
Indonesia
Laos
People's Republic of China
Philippines
  • Zest Airways - 4 currently in service, 1 written off after an accident, 6 additional MA60 ordered on 30 May, 2009)
Zambia
  • Zambian Air Force - 2 in service
Zimbabwe

Specifications (MA60)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 60 passengers
  • Length: 24.31 m (81 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 29.20 m (95 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 8.89 m (10 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 75 m² (807 ft²)
  • Powerplant:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J Turboprop, 2052 kW (2750 shp) each

Performance

See also

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Published - July 2009














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