ICAO aircraft code MA60
Manufacturer Xian
Country China
New price USD 20 million (2018)

The Xian MA600 (MA for 新舟, “Modern Ark”) is an improved version of the Xian MA60 manufactured by the Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation rolled out its first MA600 turboprop on 29 June 2008.

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Xian MA600 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
MA60
Manufacturer
Xian
Manufactured
2008 - Present
Country
China
New purchase price
USD 20 million (2018)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
Engine:
2x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J
Turboprop
Power:
2,881 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
278 Kts
515 Km/h
Travel range:
890 Nm
1,648 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
25,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1500 feet / minute
7.62meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1800 meter - 5,905.44 feet
Landing Distance:
1600 meter - 5,249.28 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
21,800 Kg
48,060 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
21,600 Kg
47,619 lbs
Max Payload:
5,500 Kg
12,125 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,480 gallon
5,602 liter

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About the Xian MA600

The Xian MA600 (MA for 新舟, “Modern Ark”) is an improved version of the Xian MA60 manufactured by the Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation rolled out its first MA600 turboprop on 29 June 2008. MA600 made its maiden flight on 10 October 2008. The aircraft is equipped with new avionics, improved passenger cabin and engines with increased thrust when compared to MA60.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J turboprop engines, it has a 60-passenger capacity.

As of October 2018, over 300 have been ordered.

Xi’an Aircraft Industry Co., manufacturer of the MA600, noted that the successful test flight is “an important milestone” in Chinese domestic aircraft production. MD Meng Xiangkai revealed that the aircraft is expected to obtain its airworthiness certificate and enter service in the second half of 2009, with the first delivery to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China in Sichuan Province. Batch delivery will start in 2010.

The aircraft will be equipped with the Becker-Communications “DVCS6100 Digital Intercom System,Cabin Intercommunication and Passenger Address”. The cockpit is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite.

Various operators in Asia and Africa have ordered 310 (March2018).

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