China To Deliver World’s Most Extensive Amphibious Aircraft By The Year 2022
The state-run Xinhua news agency is reporting late on Sunday the plane’s manufacturer.
We are endeavoring to get the airworthiness certification from the civil aviation authorities by the year 2021 and deliver it to the customers by the year 2022, Xinhua quoting Huang Lingcai, the plane’s chief designer at state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China, as saying.
China is developing the AG600 as part of a drive to modernize its military, amid a more muscular approach to the territorial disputes in places like the South China Sea that has rattling nerves in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States.
It makes its maiden flight in China in December. Huang also says the aircraft would make more trips this year, including its first take-off from the water.
AVIC has spent about eight years developing the aircraft, which is roughly the size of a Boeing Co 737 and is designed to carry out marine rescues and battle forest fires.
It has a range of up to 4,500 Kms 2,800 miles and is designing to able to take off and land in two meters six feet waves.
Powered by four turboprop engines, the AG600 can carry 50 people during the maritime search-and-rescue missions, and can scoop up 12 metric tons of water within 20 seconds for firefighting trips, according to the state media.
In December, state media says that the aircraft has to receive 17 orders so far from Chinese government departments and Chinese companies.
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