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Delivery of T-50TH trainer jets to Thailand begins

2018/01/08 15:14

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SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), the country's sole aircraft manufacturer, on Monday began delivery of its advanced T-50 trainer jet to Thailand's air force.

KAI received two separate orders to build four T-50TH trainer jets worth US$110 million in 2015 and eight T-50TH jets valued at $260 million last year. Two of the first four trainer jets will be delivered to the Southeast Asian country via a 12-hour ferry flight, the company said in a statement.

The aircraft manufacturer has exported a total of 64 T-50 trainer jets worth $2.9 billion since 2011, it said.

The company is currently pushing to export the advanced jet to the United States, Argentina and Botswana, KAI said.

In this photo taken Jan. 8, 2017, and provided by the Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), two advanced T-50TH trainer jets take off for Thailand. (Yonhap) In this photo taken Jan. 8, 2017, and provided by the Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), two advanced T-50TH trainer jets take off for Thailand. (Yonhap)

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