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CCG inducts first MA60 patrol aircraft

26th June 2017 - 02:45 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The first MA60H maritime patrol aircraft entered service with the China Coast Guard (CCG) during a formal ceremony on 19 June.

The aircraft will be operated by the South Sea Bureau of the CCG, meaning it will spend a considerable amount of time patrolling the disputed South China Sea. It will be based at the newly opened Qionghai Bo’ao Airport on Hainan Island on the periphery of the sea.

The MA60H is a maritime patrol variant of the vanilla twin-turboprop airliner built by the Xi’an Aircraft Industries Company (XAC). It boasts a surveillance radar mounted under the fuselage, plus a

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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