The MA600, the AVIC-produced 60-seat turboprop, began formal flight operations over the weekend when the Civil Aviation Flight University of China put it into operation to replace a phased out Yun-7. The MA600, designed as an enhanced version of the MA60, received its airworthiness certificate from CAAC last May (ATW Daily News, May 19, 2010). AVIC subsidiary Xi'an Aircraft International Corp. started research and development on the MA600 in 2005. First flight was achieved in October ...

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