Two China-made Xinzhou-60 parked on the tarmac of an airport in Bolivia. (Photo/Xinhua)
Chinese-made Xinzhou-60 aircraft are flying 200 routes globally and their total flight hours have exceeded 150,000 hours, the aircraft's manufacturer said Sunday.
Thus far, more than 20 global customers have bought over 70 Xinzhou-60 turboprop aircraft made by the Xi'an Aircraft Industry Company, the manufacturer said.
The first overseas order for Xinzhou-60 came in 2005 when Zimbabwe signed a deal with XAC to purchase two Xinzhou-60 aircraft.
Southeast Asia has become the vital market for the turboprop airliners. The Xinzhou-60 aircraft exported to Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar remain in good condition and safe to fly, the manufacturer said.
In May 2012, XAC and Ukrainian Mars RK signed a purchase contract for three Xinzhou-60 aircraft, the first time for it to be sold to a European customer.