Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

Jan 31, 2010

The Asia-Pacific fighters market will continue to be the world's most active over the next decade, with the countries likely to buy more than 500 aircraft to supplement existing fleets, embark on upgrades and acquire new capabilities to take them into the next stage of their development. Jan 25, 2010

Shaanxi Aircraft

China's state-owned Shaanxi Aircraft has frozen the design of its Y9 transport, but has yet to start building the aircraft due to a lack of orders. A source familiar with the program says the manufacturer is speaking to the Chinese military about becoming launch customer for the type, which is touted as Beijing's equivalent to the Lockheed Martin C-130J. The first flight of a Y9 transport could be carried out at the end of this year or in 2011, says the source, who...

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