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PRESS RELEASE - 24 April 2018

MA600 AIRCRAFT

AVIC XAC COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION LTD., CHINA, APPOINTS VISION AIR INTERNATIONAL AS THERE EXLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES FOR PAKISTAN KARACHI, April 24, 2018: AVIC XCAC COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION LTD., manufacturers of the MA600 turbo prop aircraft have appointed Vision Air International (Private) Limited as there exclusive representatives for Pakistan. The Chairman & Chief Executive of Vision Air, Capt. Aijaz Ali Faizi, made this announcement after returning from his visit to the facilities of AVIC Group in Xi’an, China.

AVIC, considers Pakistan’s aviation market especially in light of CPEC as having tremendous potential for its MA600 series of aircraft, both for the civilian and military arena. Vision Air International, Pakistan’s only all cargo operator and the largest domestic cargo carrier is conducting feasibility studies to introduce this aircraft for passenger transport on Socio Economic routes and may well be Pakistan’s first customer for this aircraft.

The MA600 aircraft series dubbed the Modern Ark 600 comes in an all passenger configuration with 56 seats, a freighter configuration capable of carrying 7 LD2 containers with a max payload of 6,100 kilograms and a combi variant as well. The aircraft is powered by two PW127J engines from Pratt & Whitney, Canada with full-composite 247F-3 propellers manufactured by Hamilton Sundstrand, USA. The aircraft has a Glass Cockpit Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system, manufactured by Rockwell Collins, USA.