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    From China, as the Shaanxi Y9 gets to advanced stage of initial developments
    Some visual differences with the previous Y8 [photoid=5823446]
    -stretched fuselage
    -shorter nose cone
    -solid nose
    -six bladed props


    Link to article & artist rendition

    Shaanxi Aircraft Y-9 first flight slips into 2007
    By Leithen Francis
    China's Shaanxi Aircraft has delayed until next year the first flight of its Y-9 transport, which boasts several improvements over its current Y-8 turboprop. The Y-8 is heavily based on the Soviet-era Antonov An-12 Cub.

    "Originally we planned to have the first flight by the end of this year, but now we are making some small changes so the first flight has been delayed," says a company source.

    Shaanxi says the stretched Y-9 will have new avionics, Chinese-built Wojiang WJ-6 engines, a 20t payload and a range of up to 5,800km (3,130nm).
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