Today marks the 30th anniversary of the first flight of the Shanghai Y-10 on 26 September 1980. The Y-10 was a a four-engined jetliner designed by the Shanghai Aircraft Research Institute (now part of Shanghai Aircraft Industries Corp. or SAIC) starting in 1970. Similar to the Boeing 707, the Y-10 was the first jetliner designed and built in China. Only the second of three airframes built was used for flight testing, completing 130 flights over four years before being retired in 1984. The map below shows the ten cities visited by the Y-10 prototype during its brief career.
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