China delivers two Harbin Y-12 planes to SLAF

The Sri Lanka Air Force received two Harbin Y-12-IV twin-engine turboprop utility aircraft, that were ordered from China.

Sri Lanka Air Force said that these two aircraft will be officially handed over to them at a ceremony at the Ratmalana Airport.

Harbin Y-12 or Yunshuji-12 is a twin engine light multi role aircraft designed and developed by Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (HAMC) of China. It was derived from its predecessor the Harbin Y-11.

The Y-12 is principally used for both passenger and cargo transportation. The maiden flight of the aircraft was completed in July 1982.

The Y-12s have been in operation with the Sri Lanka Air Force since 1986.