China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation demonstrated an uprated version of Y-9E transport aircraft at the Singapore Airshow.
CATIC is displaying a model of the Shaanxi Y-9E it the Changi Exhibition Centre during the Singapore Airshow 2018. The four-engine transport is in service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, and is now being promoted to potential customers in Asia-Pacific region.
The Y-9E transport aircraft is the latest evolution of the China-made Y-8 medium military transport. The new aircraft also is a special export version with a maximum payload of 25 tons.
The Y-9 has a fuselage stretched to 36.06 m (118 ft, 4 in), uprated FWJ6C engines driving JL-4 propellers with six composite blades, and a six-screen EFIS “glass” flight deck.
According to some source the first export customer believed to be Myanmar Air Defence Force.