China-made world's largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600, completed trial ground flights and has entered a new test phase on the water-surface, the plane's manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said on Monday.
The AG600, codenamed "Kunlong", successfully finished a trial flight from an airport in the city of Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, to an airport in Jingmen, a city in central China's Hubei Province, on Sunday.
The company said that it marked the start of a new journey for AG600 -- a test phase on the water. The aircraft passed a series of tests since its maiden flight last December. Next, it will conduct tests and trial flights on the water, in Jingmen.
The AVIC said in mid-May that China expected to deliver the AG600 to customers by 2022.
The aircraft is the largest of its kind not only in China, but also in the world. It is designed to extinguish fires and carry out rescue operations on the water. In addition, AG600 can use additional equipment for monitoring the marine environment, passenger and freight traffic, as well as exploration of mineral deposits.
The aircraft is equipped with four turboprop engines and is able to receive on board 12 tonnes of water in 20 seconds. According to its developer, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), AG600 has 130-feet-long fuselage, 127-feet wingspan, maximum flight range of 2,800 miles and maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes.
The world's largest amphibious aircraft, China-made AG600 will conduct its first water take-off in the winter of 2018. The take off- from water is scheduled for winter this year at the Zhanghe Reservoir in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei Province, local news agency jingmen
Chinas first home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, has completed its maiden flight in Zhuhai. The large amphibious aircraft AG600, code named "Kunlong," flew from the Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in the city of Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province at 9
China's home made developed AG600 amphibious aircraft has taken its maiden flight Saturday. Launched from the southern city of Zhuhai, the AG600 was designed to extinguish forest fires and carry out rescue missions at sea
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China unveiled the worlds largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600 on Saturday, which will be used to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires. The production line was rolled off in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, Xinhua reported
The ZTD-05 advanced amphibious assault vehicles, part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in Maritime exercises in the eastern part of South China's Guangdong province. The evaluation exercise, conducted by the 74th Group Army of the PLA had Multiple types of amphibious vehicles which entered the sea and ran through various training exercises, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) stated on Saturday
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