Saturday, January 26, 2013

A high resolution photo of Y-20

China's first heavy transporter Y-20 takes off
(CRI Online)  09:11, January 27, 2013

China began test flights Saturday for the prototype of its first indigenously-developed heavy transport aircraft, Y-20, a craft similar in size to the Russian IL-76 and somewhat smaller than the U.S. C-17.

The plane took off at around 2:00pm from an airport in Yanliang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to CCTV News.

The Y-20 program is part of an effort to develop an indigenous long-range jet-powered heavy transport aircraft, a top priority in China's "Medium- and Long-Term National Science and Technology Development Program (2006-20)" (MLP).

Y-20 is developed by Xian Aircraft Industry, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country's leading military aircraft maker.

Earlier reports said it's able to accommodate most large PLA combat and support vehicles, including the Type 99 series tanks, with a capacity to carry up to 66 tons of goods.

 Y20, prototype 001


Olivier said...

Do you know the Aircraft Manufacturer ?

Xian Aircraft?


Coatepeque said...

yes Xian

Rajaratasurfer said...

Why no winglets? Also, those engines are ineffecient.

Rajaratasurfer said...

Why no winglets? Also, those engines are ineffecient.

Falcon said...

Why not choose Ivchenko D-18 2 engines and it would increase maximum load to 75-100 ton for y-20.
Second choice is RR Trent 700 high by pass engine 2 for 100-125ton load.
Why use 4 engines.
Also use 4 Trent 700 engines for 225 ton long range airlifter y-40.

Falcon said...

Use 2 Ivchenko Progress D-18 engines for 75-100 ton or 2 RR Trent 700 engines for 110-125 ton pay load for Y-20.

Use 4 RR Trent 700 engine for 210-225 ton payload for a future Y-40.

Do not use 4 engines for Y-20. Redesign Y-20 for 2 engine and large capacity upto 125 ton pay load.
RR would be happy to sell engines to china in prevalent economic downturn in EU.