China to sell regional aircraft MA60 to Ukraine and Russia

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  1. Blackwater

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    The Chinese Xian MA60 is a turboprop-powered airliner based on the Antonov An-24 model
    MA60 is the best choice to replace their An-24 and AN-26 aircraft models.:taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt:




    The government of Yakutia, also known as Sakha Republic -- a federal subject of Russia -- plans to purchase China-made Modern Ark 60 (MA60) turboprop to replace their old An-24 aircraft, a spokesperson of Transportation Department told RIA Novosti on Mar. 1.

    The spokesperson said Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Limited and Okay Airways Company Limited are negotiating with Yakutia government over the deal.

    "Polar Airlines, which provides air services throughout the region's vast territory, considers MA60 as the best choice to replace their old An-24 aircraft," the spokesperson pointed out.

    Yakutia has arranged demonstration flights for the MA60 recently at the Yakutsk Airport. It is unknown yet how many MA60s Yakutia government plans to buy.

    MA60 is a regional turboprop commuter plane developed and made by China's Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation. It is a largely modified version of An-24 aircraft manufactured by Antonov Aeronautical Scientific and Technical Complex. It has a maximum take-off weight of 21,800 kg and a seating capacity of up to 60 passengers. Developed and made starting from mid-1986, the MA60 got certification in September 1989, making its first flight in 1993 and starting to be used by some Asian and African airlines from 2004.

    China-Made MA60 Aircraft to Be Exported to Yakutia
     
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    Re: China to sell regional aircraft MA60 to Ukraine and Russian Source: http://www.d

    You can't beat the Chinese to sniff where money lies!

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    China di Maa di Jai!
     
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    Ab itne bhi fool nahi hai russians...:rofl:
     
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    China Russia bhai bhai,
     
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    They are not bhai bhai.

    They are Tongzhis.

    Fraternal equation!
     
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    Re: China to sell regional aircraft MA60 to Ukraine and Russian Source: http://www.d

    China badmaash maata ji choothiya.
     
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    Comparing the AN-24 and the MA60 is idiotic. The MA60 is a far superior aircraft in every regard.

    Xi'an AIC may not have the best offering on the market (ATR and Bombardier both have far superior turboprops on the market, albeit far more expensive), but at least they are building something and taking the country's technology forward.

    The same can't be said about HAL/NAL and their RTA-70, which is still caught up in bureaucratic "process" - they're talking about introducing an aircraft (similar to the MA60) in 2017. I'd be shocked if they got it done by 2027 at the pace they're going.
     
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    MA60 runs on P&W turbo props so you know it is better than its AN-24 father. :lol:
     

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