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Chinese-made aircraft delivered to FSM

BEIJING (Xinhua/Pacnews) β€” A Chinese-made Y-12E aircraft was delivered to the Federated States of Micronesia, an island nation on the Western Pacific, on Friday.

The aircraft was manufactured by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co. Ltd.

β€œIt will be used for cargo transport, rescue and medical services in Micronesia,” said Liu Huinan, deputy chief engineer at the company.

Consisting of more than 600 islands, Micronesia has a strong demand for air transportation.

The short-haul Y-12 series aircraft are used mainly for passenger and cargo transport, geological exploration, ocean monitoring and agriculture. The aircraft has obtained certification in more than 10 countries including Russia, the United States and France.