China's new turboprop aircraft, the MA600, an enhanced version of the MA60, made a successful first flight at Xi'an Yanliang Thursday. The MA600 was designed to optimize the MA60's structure and avionics system as well as improve its cabin interior. It entered production in 2005 and rolled out on June 29 this year (ATWOnline, June 26). To date, the 50/60-seat MA60 has received 136 orders from Asia, Latin America and Africa. Xi'an Aircraft Industry Co., manufacturer of the MA600, noted that ...

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