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First China-made planes sold in US

Updated : 2014-12-10

By Pan Qi ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co (HAIG), a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), signed a contract to deliver two Y-12E aircrafts to Las Vegas-based Coptervision by the end of 2015 on Dec 5.

This is the first deal after Coptervision placed an order of 20 Y-12 utility aircrafts from HAIG during the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, known as Airshow China, in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on Nov 11. The aircraft will be used for sightseeing tours and cargo transport from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.


Harbin mourns dead firefighters from warehouse blaze

People in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, paid tribute to five firefighters killed while trying to put out a warehouse blaze in the city on Jan 2.