US FAA certifies China’s Y-12F regional liner

Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) Chinese aircraft the Y-12F has received certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Y-12F, a new regional turboprop aircraft, is the third in the Y-12 series, manufactured by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), to obtain FAA certification, following the Y-12IV and Y-12E, Xinhua reported.

An FAA certification means an aircraft has met high industry standard and paves the way for its global sales.

Y-12F aircraft can be used in various industries including passenger and cargo transportation, maritime monitoring, aerial delivery, aerial shooting, geological exploration, medical rescue and artificial precipitation, according to AVIC.

The maximum take-off weight of a Y-12F aircraft is 8.4 tonnes. It has an economic cruising speed of 400 km per hour and a longest cruising range of 2,255 km.

Over 200 units of the Y-12 series have been delivered and are operated in nearly 30 countries and regions worldwide.

Domestic and overseas demand for Y-12F aircraft is expected to exceed 100 units in the coming two decades.

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