BEIJING—The first Avic MA700 turboprop airliner will be delivered in 2022, the manufacturer has said in a program update. Avic is aiming for validation of the MA700’s intended Chinese type certificate by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA, an official of Avic’s Xian Civil Aircraft wrote. Previously, the state manufacturer said one of the foreign agencies would validate the certificate. British regional airline Flybe and the leasing companies ...


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