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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 7 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 26 January 2013
Total Production: 1,000
Origin: China
Corporations: Xian Aircraft Company (XAC)
Parent System: Y-20
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 7 July 2016
Maiden Flight: 26 January 2013
Total Production: 1,000
Family Members: Y-20F-100 and YU-20
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Description: The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Y-20 is a turbofan-powered, strategic heavy transport aircraft which China's Xian Aircraft Corporation has been working on since 2005. The 200-ton, four-engine aircraft resembles externally the US Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft and the Russian Air Force Il-76 airlifter. The Y-20 prototype is powered by Russian made D-30 turbofan engines which also powers the obsolete Russian Il-76 transport aircraft. China may develop new turbofan engines to power the series production Y-20 airlifters. The existence of the Y-20 airplane was revealed in late December 2012 with a photo of the aircraft on the ground in east-central China and later confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

Y-20 Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
Length: 47 meter (154 foot)
Wingspan: 45 meter (148 foot)
Max Range: 4,850 mile (4,214 nautical mile)
Min Range: 2,800 mile (4,505 kilometer)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 830 kph (448 KTAS)
Cargo: 73 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 220 ton (485,009 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Y-20 News

There are 11 news between
4 Mar 2014 and 27 Nov 2018
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018China Developing New Tanker Aircraft based upon Y-20 Airlifter
Wednesday, May 9, 2018Chinese Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Conducts First Mission
Monday, March 13, 2017Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter to Be Powered by Domestic Engines Soon
Tuesday, March 7, 2017China to Launch Space Rockets Launched from Y-20 Strategic Transport Airplane
Friday, February 17, 2017China Unveils Some Features of the H-20 Long Range Strike Bomber
Tuesday, November 8, 2016AVIC I Developing Commercial Freighter Based Upon Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft
Thursday, July 7, 2016Chinese Y-20 Transport Aircraft Enters Service with the People's Liberation Army Air Force
Tuesday, June 21, 2016Chinese Y-20 Transport Aircraft Enters Service with PLAAF
Tuesday, June 7, 2016China to Build 1,000 Y-20 Military Transport Aircraft
Tuesday, March 22, 2016Chinese Y-20 Transport Aircraft to Complete Test Flights Before the End of 2016

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