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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Y12 aircraft delivered to Uganda


Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Corp. (Hafei Group) delivered two Y12 IV aircrafts to Uganda on June 9. This is the second batch delivered by Hafei Group to State Oceanic Administration this year. Y12 aircraft are exported to 21 countries and regions. So far, 150 aircraft have been sold.
In recent years, Hafei Group has worked with China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) to continuously explore new domestic and foreign markets for the aircraft. The company signed sales contracts with Uganda, Vanuatu, and Seychelles. Ghana and Western Samoa have expressed interest in the Y12 and have expressed intent to purchase. Hafei Group also signed purchase agreements with State Oceanic Administration and Ordos City of Inner Mongolia. Some departments in Jilin Province and Liaoning Province are also intending to buy. The Y12 IV aircraft is developed and manufactured based on the Y12 II model. The takeoff weight, passenger capacity, and loading capacity have improved and the reliability and maintainability of the aircraft have been enhanced. The aircraft also gained the Federal Aviation Administration-type certificate, a milestone in Chinese aircraft manufacturing history.

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