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Chinese jumbo air freighters take to the sky

January 30 - China has conducted a successful flight of its first domestically developed jumbo air freighter, according to China's official state news agency Xinhua.

The aircraft named Yun-20, or Transport-20, has been developed for long distance air transport of both cargo and passengers.

"The successful maiden flight of Yun-20 is significant in promoting China's economic and national defence build-up as well as bettering its emergency handling such as disaster relief and humanitarian aid," Xinhua added.

The aircraft will continue to undergo test and further assessment flights are scheduled.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-01/27/c_132130440.htm

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