peace_lover said:Actually , one JL-15 costs 15 million RMB, 15 million USD , i read it in a chinese magzine last evening . I am from china
sumdud said:F-7Ns? When were these bought?
It isn't from the deal Nigeria asked for in the last couple of months, was it?
What modifications did it have to have it cost 18 million?
A F-7 costing more than a FC-1, JL-8 at 20 million, and L-15 at 15 million?!
How in the world can JL-8 cost more than L-15.......
In what currency did all these numbers come from?
Well, you can't mass produce something that isn't out yet.ahho said:errr 15million RMB, china would have massproduced it
That's good.I think they took that photo from Sinodefense site. -_-;;
There is a serous logjam in China's trainer industry. Seriously, I can't imagine how China can be purchasing from 3 different trainer programs. JL-9 will be in a huge problem once JL-15 becomes available. Plaaf might get 30 JL-9s, but that would be it. Export will also be a huge problem, since K-8 has already taken over all of China's traditional markets and JL-15 will be more attractive.Sczepan said:sorry, can't edit the headline,
should be wrote
"JL-9 to entering service?"
New generation of trainer aircraft passes appraisal
GUIYANG, Dec. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- China's new generation of trainer aircraft, the JL9, has passed appraisal by a state-level expert panel in Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province.
The JL9 advanced trainer aircraft has proven very good performances at takeoffs, landings and during flight and can effectively perform pilot training mission, said Song Wencong, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and head of the appraisal team.
"The aircraft is equipped with an advanced avionic system and its cabin design is very similar to that of the third-generation fighter aircraft," he said.
JL9 has multifunctional displays that make it easier for the pilot to acquire, access and use data, said Song.
The aircraft, designed and manufactured independently by Guizhou Aviation Industrial Group, had the first successful trial flight at the end of 2003.
The 18-month state appraisal test started in June 2004, and by the end of November, the two JL9 aircraft under test had flown for 300 hours and had 412 takeoffs and landings.