From Scramble - The Aviation Magazine
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Late December 2012, new pictures have emerged showing a new Chinese military transport that is purportedly the Xian Aircraft Y-20 heavy transport. The first known appearance of the Y-20 comes as the AVIC subsidiary specializing in commercial and military transports was expected on Chinese aviation web sites to launch flight testing of the Y-20 this year. The pictures reveal a four-engined, high-wing transport with a T-tail that appears sized between a Boeing C-17 and Airbus A400M.
The aircraft is equipped with jet engines with a lower bypass ratio fan inlet - possibly the same Soloviev D-30s that currently power Tu-154Ms and Il-76Ds. The production version of the Y-20 is expected to transition to high-bypass ratio, Chinese-made Wopen WS-20 engines, depending upon their availability.