JF-17 impresses Dubai IntÂ´l Airshow CCTV News - CNTV English 11-15-2011 08:52 BJT The 12th Dubai International Airshow kicked off on Nov. 13th. The JF-17 fighter, co-produced by China and Pakistan has made its first aerial display. Soaring up cloud high and beyond - The JF-17 performed 10 minutes of dizzying aerobatics: rolling, looping and spinning. The JF-17 fighter, co-produced by China and Pakistan has made its first aerial display. Li Yuhai, vice general manager of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, said, "The JF-17 is an example of the third generation jet fighters with remarkable advantage on short and medium range interception. We intended to present these abilities during its aerobatics maneuvers." The JF-17 can also carry over 4000 kilograms of equipment and weapons. The jet will be optimized in the future with an in-flight-refuelling system, and an advanced electronic warfare suite. The dual-seat jet for training JF-17 pilots is also under development. Though enjoying cutting edge capabilities, the cost of the jet is affordable. And attending airshows can put it on the international market. Li Yuhai said "The influence of the Dubai airshow is expanding. It is becoming one of the three top international airshows in the world. Many of our clients have appeared at the show. By showing the JF-17, weâ€™re actually marching into a broader international market." Along with the JF-17, China is also displaying its turbo-prop airliner MA600. The 60-seat plane will make an 8-minute demonstration flight every day for the duration of the show.