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Dec 04, 2017 05:04 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

China’s Own Amphibious Aircraft Finally Ready to Fly

The AG600 is the latest aircraft China has developed domestically as the country seeks to grow its own aviation sector and reduce dependence on — and even challenge — foreign aircraft giants.  Photo: Visual China
The AG600 is the latest aircraft China has developed domestically as the country seeks to grow its own aviation sector and reduce dependence on — and even challenge — foreign aircraft giants. Photo: Visual China

China’s domestically developed AG600 — billed as the world’s largest amphibious aircraft — is slated to take its maiden flight before the end of this year after months of delays, company executives said.

The aircraft could take its first flight over land this year and then another over water in 2018 now that technical challenges have been overcome, said Huang Lingcai, assistant to the CEO of the state-owned China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., the AG600’s manufacturer.

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