In 2021, China will start selling the world's largest amphibious aircraft
The first flight tests of the Chinese amphibian going to start in the summer of 2017, but before he takes off for the first time, it will be like a test. At this point the aircraft has passed almost all the tests, so engineers are already preparing for the flight, ending debugging systems, and pilots learn the nuances and peculiarities of piloting.
AG-600 amphibious aircraft has been in development for seven years. Before 2009, China had no aircraft of this type, so the experts have come to develop responsibly. Positive results are already visible now, developers have started to receive orders for the aircraft from the various departments and Chinese companies. Experts who developed AG-600, explain that the aircraft can be used for a wide range of applications, including search and rescue operations, transportation of goods, passengers and extinguishing fires. Yes, the aircraft can collect 12 tons of water in just 20 seconds.
The aircraft exceeds a number of characteristics bypassed Russian BE-200, comparable in size Boeing -737, aircraft takeoff weight - 53 tons, and the flight distance - 4500 kilometers.