In yet another major achievement, China claims to have the carried out high-speed water taxiing of the indigenously-developed large amphibious aircraft.
The trial was done on the Zhanghe reservoir.
Sources informed that the test of the AG600 seaplane was conducted at a speed of 145 kms in the city of Jingmen of central China’s Hubei Province.
The information was given out by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co Ltd (CAIGA).
The test was said to be successful.
Designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600 is powered by four domestically built turboprop engines.
It is also said that it has a range of 12 hours and will primarily be used for maritime rescue or even fighting forest fires and marine monitoring.>