Highland Test of J-20, a Step Closer to CommissioningPosted: September 4, 2016
Web User Su Xiansheng has posted the above photo of j-20 at Daocheng Yading Airport, Tibet, the highest airport in the world. The photo has roused much interest as analysts believe J-20 has passed tests at airports of common altitude. The tests at very high altitude may be some of the last ones so that the predict J-20 will soon be commissioned.
In a blog on May 31, Chinese air force denied the report about J-20 being commissioned, but said J-20 and Y-20 are being tested according to plans and will be commissioned one after the other not long afterwards. Y-20 was commissioned on July 6 one month after be denial; therefore, analysts believe J-20 will soon be commissioned after the highland tests.
Source: guancha.cn “J-20 appears at world highest airport to undergo highland tests” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)