The Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) will begin making parts for the airframe major assemblies of the MA700 turboprop airliner this month, following the transmission of design data to the factories in the past few weeks. The manufacturer aims to fly the MA700 late in 2019 and gain certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) at the end of 2021, an AVIC program official said. The schedule suggests first delivery will be made in 2022. The Pratt & Whitney Canada ...

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