China develops new Regional Aircraft

China has started developing a new turbo-prop regional aircraft called “Modern Ark 700” (MA700) for the international market. This new aircraft, basicly an updated MA600, will be more energy-efficient and fit for high altitude aviation.

The 70-seat MA 700 regional aircraft, developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industry Company (XAC) of AVIC I, is expected to be marketable in 2014.

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