The Y-12F is the latest development of Y-12 aircraft family. It is an aircraft of high wing, unpressurized cabin, retractable landing gear, single vertical tail and two horizontal tails mounted in a low position. It features a glass cockpit with 4 mutual-backup multifunctional displays showing flight parameters, engine parameters and warning information. It can accommodate 19 passenger or carry cargo in 3 LD3 containers (3,000kg in maximum).
The Y-12F has kept all advantages of Y-12 aircraft family, namely high safety, sound reliability and low cost. Meanwhile, significant improvements on comfort, performance, reliability and maintainability have been made. With wider fuselage, new wings, retractable landing gear and more powerful engines compared to the previous Y-12 versions, Y-12F has higher cruise speed and longer range.