Air Platforms

Y-20A aircraft is now operational with a second PLAAF transport division

13 February 2020

Images released by Chinese state-owned media indicate that the Y-20A Kunpeng transport aircraft is now operational with a second transport division of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

The photographs show that two of the six Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) Y-20As that arrived on 13 January at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport carrying medical reinforcements and supplies to help against the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Wuhan area, bearing serial numbers 20041 and 20042.

Five-digit serial numbers adhering to the format 20x4x indicate that the platforms bearing them are operated by the 13th Transport Division (37th Air Regiment) based at Kaifeng in China's Henan Province.

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