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Two Chinese-made airliners on their way to Angola

Two Xian MA60 turboprop airliners built by Aviation Industry Corp. of China Ltd (AVIC) have begun their journey to Angola, where their future operator will take delivery, the People’s Daily reports.

The Chinese Communist Party newspaper says the planes took off from the central Chinese city of Xi’an last week and will make stops in 10 countries on their way to the Angolan capital, Luanda.

The report says the delivery is a result of Chinese efforts to sell more aircraft abroad.

AVIC began offering the Xian MA60 abroad in 2005, saying it is as safe, economical, comfortable and simple to maintain as equivalent aircraft made in other countries, the People’s Daily says.