Joy Air, the Xi'an-based regional launched by China Eastern Airlines and China Aviation Industry Corp. in March, will commence operation by year end, according to CAIC President and CEO Lin Zuoming (ATWOnline, March 31). Joy plans to operate 50 MA60 series turboprops within the next 6-7 years. It has three MA60s on firm order and scheduled for delivery starting next month and has signed a letter of intent for 10 MA600s to be delivered from 2010. It also plans to order 50 ARJ21s. Chinese ...

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