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Y8 Chronology

12/29/1975 Y8 aircraft first flew into the sky successfully
02/11/1980 The State and Central Military Commission authorized design pattern of Y8 aircraft
05/19/1984 First flight of Y8 to Tibet was successful, a breakthrough in "Air forbidden Zone"made by domestic aircraft
09/01/1985 Y8 maritime patrol aircraft, first modified on the basis of Y8 prototype aircraft,was approved in Beijing
12/27/1985 Y8 aircraft loaded with Blackhawk helicopter and successfully flew to Tibet, the first time large aircraft loading with small aircraft in Chinese history
10/06/1986 Y8 aircraft was awarded first prize for science progress
12/09/1987 Two Y8 aircraft were officially delivered and exported to Sri Lanka,the first time that domestic transport entered internation airlines
12/17/1990 First flight of Y8 pressurized aircraft was made in Chenggu airport and the trial flight was a big success
11/02/1991 and 11/13/1991 Two Y8 aircrafts were officially delivered and transported to Sudan
06/18/1992 Y8 aerial survey aircraft passed the review of CAAC,filling the gaps that we have no such aircraft in China
01/25/1994 The press conference for offering Type Certificate(TC)of Y8 aircraft was held in the People's Congress Hall.Y8 became the first cargo aircraft to have gotten the TC
07/14/1994 Two Y8 aircrafts were officially delivered and exported to Burma
05/11/1996 Three Y8 mail transports were officially delivered to Postal Airline
03/11/1997 Military Industry Production Quality Certificate was given to SAC by New-age Quality System Certificate Center
11/17/1997 The press conference for giving Type Certificate of Y8F200 was held in Beijing
03/14/1998 Two Y8 aircrafts were delivered and exported to Iran
08/25/2001 First flight of Y8F400 was successful
In Nov. 2001 Project of developing Y8F600 was approved by the Defense and Industry Commission
08/26/2002 Y8F400 aircraft got the Type Certificate
11/04/2002 SAC and ANTONOV Design Bureau signed a contract to develop and manufacture Y8F600 together in Zhuhai Spaceflight Exposition
11/27/2002 Y8F400 aircraft passed acceptance review.
10/26/2003 Two Y8F200 aircraft were delivered and exported to Tanzania successfully



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