ZHUHAI, China—Chinese freight company SF Express plans to use pilotless Avic Y-5B biplanes, based on a 70-year-old Soviet design, in an air delivery operation set to be running by 2023. The big biplane drone was exhibited at Airshow China, held here Nov. 6–11. The unmanned version of the Y-5B, the Feihong 98, made its first flight Oct. 16 at a test facility in Baotou, a city in Inner Mongolia, a northern province. A joint development of space contractor Casc and SF Express, ...


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