China has plans to market its Y-20 military transport and J-31 Stealth fighter at Zhuhai Air Show which opens on Nov one.
The Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) will promote its new generation transport aircraft Y-20 and stealth fighter J-31, the major models in the new series, at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, in the southern port city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, Xinhua reported last week.
The new planes represent AVIC's progress toward the fourth generation of aircraft technology, the company said.
In June, the first two Y-20 planes were delivered to the People's Liberation Army Air Force after nearly a decade of design, manufacture and test flights.
With a maximum takeoff weight of around 200 tonnes, the large freighter plane is suitable for transporting cargo and people over long distances in diverse weather conditions.
China has revealed a new-generation stealth bomber program, Hong-20 whose flight trials may take place soon, state-owned Global Times newspaper reported today. The Hong-20 official unveiling could be slated for next months Zhuhai Air show though there is no confirmation of it as yet
A Chinese-made military transport plane, said to be a low-price competitor to the Boeing C-17, made a test flight with a 'record number of passengers'. The passengers were all members of an Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) Y-20 development group, state-owned Global Times reported today without mentioning the number of 'passengers' or for what reason the feat is called a record
Chinas improved naval variant of Shenyang J-31 "stealth" fighter is likely to become the main air superiority fighter aboard the country's aircraft carriers. The second J-31 has a number of improvements over the first one
China is developing a civil variant of its Y-20 heavy strategic transport aircraft, the Y-20F-100, to boost its civilian sector. Designers at the Aviation Industry Corp of China are doing preliminary research on the Y-20F-100 and they will redesign the airframe and cargo loading system, China Daily reports citing a statement issued by the State-owned defense technology giant
China will be assisting Nepal Army in modernizing military hardware and boosting disaster management capabilities. China confirmed its' decision during Nepal's Defence Minister Balkrishna Khand's recent visit to the East Asian country
China is likely to develop a new-generation airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft based on the locally-made Y-20 multi-purpose transport plane inducted into the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force earlier this year. "It is indeed possible that China will modify the AEW&C aircraft based on Y-20, which conforms to the laws on technical development of AEW&C aircraft around the world," Military expert Wang Mingliang said in an interview with the People's Daily Online
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