2011-02-23 (China Military News cited from PLA Daily) -- In mid-February, the reporters learned from an army aviation regiment of the Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army (PLA) that Chinaâ€™s first batch of new military transport helicopters had made their first flight successfully after they entered service. According to Shan Yifu, deputy commander of the regiment, the regiment is the first troop unit to be organically equipped with the new-type transport helicopters. They will try highly-difficult subjects later on. According to the Army Aviation Department of the General Staff Headquarters (GSH) of the PLA, the new helicopter is a medium-size transport helicopter with great improvements in controlling, mobility, flight distance and flight speed comparing with the existing similar transport helicopters. In particular, the new transport helicopter fully adopted computerized control system with more means for navigation and the capability of environmental monitoring. The use of the new transport helicopter will greatly enhance the capability of the PLA Army Aviation Force in performing diversified military tasks. New Chinese military transport helicopter makes successful maiden flight | China Military Power Mashup 1st flight of helicopters of new helicopter group successful (Source: PLA Daily) 2011-07-07 The picture shows the helicopters are taking off one after another. Seven helicopters of a newly-established helicopter group of an airborne troop unit under the Air Force of the Chinese Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted their first flight training that was proved to be a success in a military airfield in the north of central Chinaâ€™s Hubei Province on the morning of July 3, 2011. By Liu Weiping, Liu Bai and Cen Zhuojun China Defense Blog: A new helicopter Dadui communissioned with the 15th Airborne Corps, PLAAF.