New model of ChinaQQmade regional jet to debut in 2nd half of 2022
A total of 285 orders have been received for the Xinzhou-700 from 11 domestic and foreign airlines.
A new model of a China-developed short-haul aircraft will make its maiden flight in the second half of this year, according to the manucturer.
The XAC started developing the Xinzhou-700 in 2013 with the aim of claiming a larger share of the global market.
The turboprop aircraft is a new-generation regional jet, notable for its more effective body design and advanced technology, capable of carrying up to 70 passengers.
Manucturing of the Xinzhou-700 has resumed at a research base in Xian, capital of northwest Chinas Shaanxi Province, amid the coronavirus outbreak, said the manucturer Xian Aircraft Industry Company (XAC) of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
We are simultaneously conducting the assembly of two Xinzhou-700, said Yang Guorong, the chief manucturing engineer for the project. The aircraft that will be used in the maiden flight is in the final stages of assembly.