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China’s AG600 Amphibious Aircraft Marks First Take-Off and Landing On Water

China’s AG600 Amphibious Aircraft Marks First Take-Off and Landing On Water 21 October, 2018

China's large amphibious aircraft AG600 took off, flew and landed back water successfully to mark its first water-based test flight.

Chinese state owned media, Global Times reported that AG600 Amphibious aircraft lifted off from the water of Jingmen's Zhanghe Reservoir at 8:51 am, and landed 17 minutes later back on to water at 9:05 am.

Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC) aircraft is capable of taking off and landing on water with waves as tall as two meters.

The AG600 can reach further distances and travel faster than helicopters and other vessels, and is capable of covering more than 4,000 kilometres in a rescue mission. It can also carry 50 survivors or payloads of the same weight.

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