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Joy Air gets 2 new MA60 planes E-mail
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Written by He Meng
On June 21, Avic Xi’an aircraft industry (group) company Ltd delivered two Modern Ark 60 planes to Joy Air Co., Ltd. On November 4th last year, they signed the contract of an order of 13 Modern Ark series planes.

So far, Joy Air, headquartered in Xi’an, is the only aviation company that takes Xi’an as its main operation base. So far, 29 MA60 planes made by Xi’an Aircraft have been delivered to foreign and domestic clients and have received orders of total 161 MA60. The Xian MA60 (新舟60, Xīnzhōu 60, "Modern Ark 60") is a turboprop-powered airliner made by China's Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation under the China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I). The MA60 is a stretched version of the Xian Y7-200A, and a close copy of the Antonov An-26 cargo plane.

The airplane received its type certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in June 2000. The first aircraft was delivered to Sichuan Airlines in August 2000.

General characteristics

    * Crew: two pilots
    * Capacity: 60 passengers
    * Length: 24.31 m (81 ft 0 in)
    * Wingspan: 29.20 m (95 ft 11 in)
    * Height: 8.89 m (10 ft 2 in)
    * Wing area: 75 m² (807 ft²)
    * Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J turboprop, 2052 kW (2750 shp) each


    * Maximum speed: 514 km/h (278 KTAS)
    * Range: 1,430Km (Range 56pax@198Ib/90kg (reserve: 185 km + 45min., ISA ) (775 nm)
    * Service ceiling: 7,622 m (25,000 ft)
    * Rate of climb: m/s (ft/min)
    * Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)
    * Power/mass: kW/kg (hp/lb
    * Taking off altitude limitation= 3680 meters above sea level.)

Source: Wikipedia

Our valuable Editor He Meng has been with us since Tuesday, 12 May 2009.

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