China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft


Orthan

Junior Member
Several questions:

Does anyone have an ideia of when Y-20B could enter service? Could they reengine already built Y-20 (including Y-20U)? And what about the civilian cargo version? Could it see the light of the day after Y-20B enters service?
 

iantsai

Junior Member
Registered Member
Several questions:

Does anyone have an ideia of when Y-20B could enter service? Could they reengine already built Y-20 (including Y-20U)? And what about the civilian cargo version? Could it see the light of the day after Y-20B enters service?
There may be no civilian cargo version.

Military aircraft uses many non-standard electronics. If they were to be changed to civilian purpose they need lots of replacements and further tests for compatibility.

Military aircraft is also not so economic than the civilian competitors.
 

lcloo

Senior Member
Several questions:

Does anyone have an ideia of when Y-20B could enter service? Could they reengine already built Y-20 (including Y-20U)? And what about the civilian cargo version? Could it see the light of the day after Y-20B enters service?
They won't re-engine existing fleet of Y20 in the next few years, because they have to satisfy engine needs of new Y20s in the production lines. IMO the early batches of Y20 might be re-engined during their MLU at may be 10 years later or when the inventory of older engines are depleted.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
New birds.

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asif iqbal

Brigadier
so how many Y9? we have over 100 by now

modern sleek and well built

btw those 3 with the green tails under the water cannon are also Y9?
 

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