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L-15 trainer advances worldwide

13th September 2017 - 08:18 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is now operating the tandem-seat JL-10 trainer, which is also known as the L-15 Falcon under its export nomenclature, it appears from images circulating on the Chinese internet since 8 September.

There is speculation that the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HAIG) may also develop a carrier version of the twin-turbofan L-15. However, this would require a strengthened rear fuselage with tail hook able to bear the brunt of arrested landings on a carrier deck.

Training of carrier pilots currently takes place with J-15 fighters at Huludao in Liaoning Province. With accidents in J-15 training

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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