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    China’s Wanfeng Aviation Finalizes Purchase of Diamond Aircraft Group

    Wanfeng Auto Holding Group of China has completed the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Group and announced plans to expand production including researching, developing and designing new aircraft. Wanfeng Chairman Bin Chen expressed enthusiasm in his commentary about future plans for Diamond, saying “We were attracted to Diamond’s leadership position in the market. Based on this […] More

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    The Y-20: A (Big) Chinese Knockoff

    The Y-20 Looks Awfully Familiar to a C-17 Globemaster China has a reputation for producing knockoff products (“knockoff” in this case being a softer term than “counterfeit”).  Perhaps the biggest knockoff, size-wise, has been produced by China’s Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation. The Y-20 military transport plane has many similarities to the United States’ Boeing C-17 […] More