What's new

Y-20 heavy transport aircraft News & Discussions


Via https://www.airliners.net/photo/China-Air-Force/Xian-Y-20A/7146743/L
You are right. I thought it's smaller

View attachment 921873

hard to tell. Civil engine is much harder to reach maturity, safety standard is very high.
Also it’s a moving goal post, to have a modern engine that is competitive with the Leap Engine from GE/Safran

No idea ... I think the first image of a WS-20 under the mentioned Il-76SK appeared in January 2014

View attachment 921883
I think I saw a timeline where the hope was by 2028-2030; to equal Leap 1C engines. Let see what redevelops by the end of the decade. Wasn’t sure if they were keeping up with the timeline due to any potential delays.
Top Bottom