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China's New Regional Airliner MA700 Starts Construction

时间: 2018-01-04

Construction of MA700 aircraft started on 28th December, with wing flaps being built in Xi'an by Avic Aircraft Co.,Ltd. and cargo door components in Shenyang by AVIC SAC Commercial Aircraft Company Limited (SACC). The MA700 program has entered into a new phase of development, and it is also a new milestone for all the relevant parties laid for the program.

Airworthiness Certification Center of CAAC, Xi'an Certification Center of CAAC and major R&D players, including AVIC and its affiliated AVIC Aircraft, AVIConics, XAC Commercial Aircraft Co, Ltd. and R&D Center of AVIC Aircraft, witnessed the launching ceremony in Xi'an.

Development of MA700 turboprop, the latest regional airliner of China, has been listed in the National Civil Aviation Industry Medium- to Long-Term Plan as an important program that will boost China's civil aviation industry, together with the C919 and ARJ21 jetliners.

 

Launched in December 2013, the MA700 program has entered into detail design phase, during which major R&D experiments including structural and strength tests have been accomplished. It has gained airworthiness approval of standard parts, material specification and technique specification, and released detailed design modules of structures including the forebody and flaps.



Zhou Yanpei, Deputy director of Airworthiness Certification Center of CAAC, promised to enhance the approval for resource allocation and cooperate closely with AVIC on MA700 program, so as to promote its development of domestic built airliner. Chairman of AVIC Aircraft Liu Xuanmin said that the company will fully implement the spirits of the Party’s 19th National Congress with actions, and endeavor to achieve its mission by paying close attention to market demand and customer need, complying strictly with airworthiness regulations and procedure requirements, and meeting the need of market and customers as well as relevant requirements through the whole process from product design and manufacturing to the follow-up operational support. And relevant R&D units will be working together with efficient coordination to gain a full success.

A ceremony was also held in the A02 factory of SACC.