Chinese-made aircraft delivered to Pacific Island nation
A Chinese-made Y-12E aircraft was delivered to the Federated States of Micronesia, an island nation on the Western Pacific, on Friday.
A Y-12E aircraft [File Photo: Chinanews.com]
The aircraft was manufactured by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd.
"It will be used for cargo transport, rescue and medical services in Micronesia," said Liu Huinan, deputy chief engineer at the company.
The purchase order was obtained in 2013, he said.
Consisting of more than 600 islands, Micronesia has a stronger demand for air transportation.
The short-haul Y-12 series aircraft are used mainly for passenger and cargo transport, geological exploration, ocean monitoring and agriculture. The aircraft has obtained certification in more than ten countries including Russia, the United States and France.