[photopress:air_Xinzhou_60_passenger_planes.jpg,full,alignright]According to the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation two Xinzhou-60 passenger planes will soon fly to Bolivia and operate under a local air carrier.
Huang Bin, a vice president of the company, said the Xinzhou-60 aircraft will be the first batch of China-made planes in commercial flights in South America.
The turboprop can accommodate 52 to 60 passengers. This model, known outside China as the MA60, has a maximum range of 1,600 km.
China exported seven Xinzhou-60s in 2007. So far 12 such planes have been delivered to Zimbabwe, Laos, Zambia, Congo and Angola.
The plane is manufactured by Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.
Source: Jongo News