Sri Lanka is buying from China six Xian MA60 turboprop powered aircraft for a state-run airline and air force. This is from a media report. Not an official government statement.
China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) is selling Sri Lanka six Xian MA60 turboprop powered aircraft for a state-run airline and air force.
Two of the 56-seat aircraft, to be delivered this year are expected to be used by Mihin Air, a state run budget carrier.
Four other MA60s, to be delivered in 2011, would be for the Sri Lanka Air Force, the report said.
The report also said that Myanmar has also ordered three MA60 aircraft.
Lanka Business Online reported the aircraft purchases would be financed from a Chinese loan. Note that last year China became the top lender to Sri Lanka at $1.2 billion.