AVIC announced that the Chinese regional turboprop MA700 is expected to make its first flight in 2016. The MA700, the stretched version of the 60-seat MA600, features increased seating capacity for 70-90 passengers. The MA700 introduces a high-efficient, six-blade propeller and a T-tail empennage that makes the aircraft faster than its predecessors (ATW Daily News, June 26, 2008). So far the MA60 series aircraft has received 196 orders—16 for the MA600 and 180 for the MA60. ...

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