PLA Air Force (PLAAF) operational Y-20 Strategic Airlifters

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    There are rumors floating around China is planning to get 1,000 of these aircraft. Don't know if this is just marketing BS from the manufacturer or not, but does anyone know if this true?
     
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    IHS Jane's reported on the Chinese requirement for 1,000 Y-20 heavy transport planes.

    This is achievable over 40 years. Simply build 25 Y-20 cargo planes per year (which is about two per month).

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    But will China really be making only Y-20 for next 40 years and will not make any other better Cargo Aircraft?
    This news sounds absurd.
     
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    The American C-130 Hercules cargo plane was first produced in 1954.

    The C-130E is still produced today.

    Since the American C-130 cargo plane has been in production for 62 years, it is reasonable to expect Chinese production of the Y-20 (and its upgraded variants) for the next 40 years.
     
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    Well, info of any other Chinese Heavy Transport aircraft in development?
     
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    Y-20 commissioned on 6 July

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