China's Y-20 transport aircraft may enter service in 2016

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    China's Y-20 transport aircraft may enter service in 2016

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    Richard D Fisher Jr, Washington, DC - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
    29 February 2016

    The appearance on Chinese military webpages of the fifth prototype of the Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) Y-20 heavy strategic transport aircraft has prompted suggests that it could enter People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) service as early as this year.

    Reportedly flown for the first time on 6 February 2016, the fifth prototype carries the bort number 789. It follows soon after the fourth prototype, with bort number 788, which was seen on Chinese web pages on 23 January 2016. Other known prototypes carry identification numbers 781, 783, and 785.

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