Avic Launches Narrower, Lighter MA700
By Bradley Perrett
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
After five years of design studies, Avic has significantly revised the design of its MA700 turboprop airliner, which it has now launched into full-scale development with entry into service targeted at 2019.
Among the changes, Avic has added a shortened version with about 50 seats to the previous plan to follow the initial 78-seat version with a stretched variant accommodating “about 90.”