China's AVIC AG600 amphibious aircraft made first flight

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) made its inaugural amphibious flight AG600. The world's first largest Chinese-made amphibious aircraft, code named 'Kunlong', completed its inaugural flight on Sunday from Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai city, southern China's Guangdong province.

State-owned aircraft maker AVIC showcased China's largest seaplane flight at 9:39 a.m. in Zhuhai city. The AG600 plane successfully bounced into the sky and flew about an hour from Jinwan Civil Aviation Airport in Zhuhai city.

Tinuku China's AVIC AG600 amphibious aircraft made its first flight

"The successful inaugural flight made China among the few countries in the world capable of developing large amphibious planes," said Huang Lingcai, principal designer of AG600.



The aircraft is powered by four turboprop engines made in China, has a fuselage of 39.6 meters long and 38.8 meters wings. AVIC says amphibious aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 53.5 tons and a cruising speed of 500 kilometers per hour has the ability to fly for 12 hours.

Comments