AVIC Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. executive says Y-20 will be handed over to the military soon.
The Xian Y-20 is a large military transport aircraft. The project is being developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation and was officially launched in 2006. The official codename of the aircraft is Kunpeng, . after the mythical bird of ancient China that can fly for thousands of kilometres. The chief designer of the Y-20 is Tang Changhong .
The Y-20 is the first cargo aircraft to use 3-D printing technology to speed up its development and to lower its manufacturing cost.