Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Xian AVIC Y-7 / MA60 / MA600 / MA700 turboprop airliner / transport aircraft

The Y-7 aircraft series was originally based on the Antonov An-24 / An-26 aircraft and has since been improved by Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation, part of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), for both military and civilian use.

The latest versions incorporate western components such as turboprop engines and avionics and are marketed primarily for the regional airliner and cargo market.

These include the widely exported Modern Ark or MA60, which can carry up to 60 passengers and its latest version, the MA600. Another version under development is the MA700 and has room for up to 70 passengers.

Specifications Y-7
Crew: 3
Length: 24.218 m
Wingspan: 29.666 m
Height: 8.553 m
Empty weight: 14988 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 21800 kg
Payload: 5500 kg
Service ceiling: 8,750 m
Take-off run at max TOW 640 m
Maximum speed: 503 km/h
Cruise speed: 423 km/h (at 6000 m)
Range: 910 km (max payload), 1982 km (max fuel)
Powerplant: 2 Dongan WJ5A Turboprop with Baoding J-16-G10A propeller

Specifications MA60
Crew: 2
Capacity: 60 passengers
Length: 24.71 m
Wingspan: 29.20 m
Height: 8.86 m
Empty weight: 13700 kg
Service ceiling: 7620 m
Max. takeoff weight: 21800 kg
Maximum speed: 514 km/h
Cruise speed: 430 km/h
Range: 1600 km
Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J Turboprops, 2750 shp each



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