BEIJING — China’s MA60 series turboprop passenger aircraft have obtained certification in 14 countries, their developer said on Aug 16.
The MA60 family is playing a major role in enhancing the influence of Chinese-developed aviation products and Chinese standards, according to AVIC Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd.
To date, MA60 series aircraft have been certified in 14 countries, including Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Nepal, Cameroon, and South Africa.
The MA60 turboprop aircraft are designed to operate regional flights, and can also be modified to serve as special purpose aircraft, for example in cloud seeding operations.
The aircraft currently operate on about 300 air routes and have transported more than 11 million passengers worldwide, according to AVIC Xi’an.