Chi­nese Win­decker Ea­gle pro­duc­tion on track

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Win­decker Air­craft’s North Carolina-based re­search and de­vel­op­ment fa­cil­ity ex­pects soon to re­ceive Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Civil Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China type cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for the Win­decker Ea­gle I. Win­decker’s Chi­nese par­ent com­pany will pro­duce a new mod­ernised ver­sion of the Ea­gle, which was orig­i­nally cer­ti­fied in 1969 and was the first all-com­pos­ite air­craft to gain FAA ap­proval. Only eight of the orig­i­nal mod­els were built. In China Win­decker has built a 90,000- square-me­tre man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity from which the first air­craft are ex­pected to come off the pro­duc­tion line in late 2018 or early 2019. Tar­get mar­kets are China’s bur­geon­ing gen­eral avi­a­tion sec­tor and other Asian coun­tries.

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