Russian media said China is ready to sell to foreign customers, L-15 production licenses
China-made L-15 Falcon advanced trainer
LONDON November 24, 2009: LONDON November 24, 2009: According to the Russian military equality, Nov. 22 reported that China Aviation Industry Corporation has announced that the latest purchase Model L-15 supersonic trainer in the country is expected to get its domestic production of such advanced aviation equipment, permits, China will carry out production work for foreign clients to provide the necessary assistance.
learned that the authorized foreign production of L-15 not only retains all the key features, and more importantly, developing the aircraft’s potential customers, L-15 will also be a relatively inexpensive models of advanced aircraft. In the current national trainer has a relatively saturated market, the development of China’s L-15 can be said is a high flight characteristics, can be used to train fighter pilots of the most modern advanced trainer. Aircraft in the international market will be facing South Korea’s main rival T-50, Russia’s Yak-130 and the Italian M-346.
comparison, M-346 can be said that Russian-made Yak-130 derivative products, and claims to be fully developed by the Central Fangdu Li L-15 and Yak-130 is also very similar – a ” coincidence, “the similarity is not difficult to understand: the Russian” Yakovlev, “Design Bureau experts have participated in the L-15 development work.
Earlier, China Aviation Industry Corporation has made to foreign customers through its trainer production line export success stories. For example, according to Egyptian exports trainer signed 120 contracts, the Chinese side to assist Aye Fang Jianli production subsonic K-8 trainer aircraft production line. For the Air Group, because the Chinese military is not ordered L-15, thus setting up the machine in production line abroad will undoubtedly bring more substantial economic benefits. CNAHC official said, because L-15 development and production from China, so the price will be very competitive. At the recent Dubai Airshow, L-15 has successfully conducted its first air show outside.
analysts have pointed out, to promote the export of L-15 L-15 will be promoting the program has played a very active role. This is because the Chinese Air Force does not prepare large quantities of this type of trainer, get the favor of the Chinese aviation industry enterprises in the MiG-21 developed on the basis of the other a two-seater supersonic trainer – fighter – FTC- 2000. (Compiled: Spring)