EYE ON THE EAST: CHINA JOINS THE ‘LIFT’ LEAGUE

For many years, two Chinese companies — Guizhou and Hongdu — have been the major suppliers of trainers to the China’s air force and naval aviation. Now both are offering very different solutions on the international trainer market.

The L-15C demonstrator maneuvers during an airshow demonstration. The ‘Charlie’ model is so far the most advanced L-15 and incorporates the avionics of the L-15B avionics with the airframe of the L-15A. All photos via Chinese internet unless stated

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