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AVIC Xian MA700: specs, price, range, cockpit. AVIC MA700 is the latest medium range turboprop aircraft developed by AVIC Commercial Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). This aircraft will be intended for the short and medium term regional passenger transportation sector, which includes routes within 800 km. The basic version of the MA700 can also be used to support medical missions, emergency rescue and disaster relief, meteorological, and scientific.
The development of the MA700 aircraft first began in 2008. The construction of the aircraft began in 2013 involving several contractors, including Safran Electrical & Power as a supplier of major and additional power generation systems, Saft as a provider of ultra-low maintenance batteries (ULM), AVIC Xi’an Aviation Brake Technology as supplying wheel and brake systems, Zodiac Aerospace as a supplier of airborne equipment, and AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) as providers of aircraft fuel measurement systems.
From 2016 to 2019, AVIC Commercial Aircraft Co. continuously testing a number of aircraft components, including the fuselage, wings and avionics. The inaugural flight of the MA700 aircraft is scheduled to take place in 2020. The aircraft is expected to receive certification from the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) in 2021 and is scheduled to begin operations in 2022.
AVIC Xian MA700 Engine and Performance
The AVIC MA700 will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150C turboprop engines with a Dowly Propellers R504 six-blades propulsion system. With this engine, the MA700 aircraft will have a maximum speed of 637 km/ h and fly at a maximum height of 7,620 m. It will be able to reach a maximum range of 2,700 km and will have a maximum take-off weight of 58,000 lb.
AVIC Xian MA700 Specs
AVIC MA700 aircraft are equipped with advanced aerodynamic technology and fuel-efficient turboprop propulsion systems, the aircraft will be able to operate at high altitudes and temperatures. This will offer the benefits of reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
The MA700 aircraft design integrates a conventional wing mounted high in the mid-fuselage, T-tail, and tricycle type landing gear configurations. This aircraft will have a length of 30.5 m and a height of 8.1 m and will have a wingspan of 27.5 m. The fuselage can be shortened or extended while maintaining the basic design of the cabin and cockpit interface.
AVIC Xian MA700 Cockpit and Avionics
The AVIC MA700 aircraft is equipped with a digital glass cockpit integrated with the Safran flight control system. It will also be equipped with a fly-by-wire fly control actuation system provided by Parker Aerospace. That it can ease the workload of pilots in flying a plane.
AVIC Xian MA700 Cabin and Interior
The MA700 aircraft base cabin configuration can accommodate seating for 78 passengers, while the high density cabin configuration can accommodate up to 86 passengers. The spacious cabin allows a spacious and comfortable seating layout. The cabin is also equipped with a wide entrance staircase, allowing passengers to ride quickly and comfortably.
AVIC Xian MA700 Price and Orders
The price of the latest AVIC Xian MA700 aircraft is around US $ 25 Million. In September 2019, commercial Aircraft Co. has received 285 orders from 11 operators for MA700 aircraft, consisting of China Joy Air, China Okay Airways, China CDB Leasing, China CMB Leasing, China Chongqing General Aviation Financing and Leasing, China Poly Technologies, Nepal Air Avenues, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, United Arab Emirates EGA Group Emirates, Pakistan Hybrid Aviation, and South Africa Segers Aero.