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China starts assembly of world’s largest amphibious aircraft

(People's Daily Online)    10:10, July 20, 2015
AG-600 (Photo/Weixin of AVIC)

China started the assembly its domestically developed seaplane that will be the  world’s largest amphibious aircraft AG-600 in Zhuhai on July 17, which draws extensive attention.“The AG-600's overall specifications, such as the maximum takeoff weight and flight range, are better than other amphibious planes in the world. Some countries with many islands, such as Malaysia and New Zealand, have expressed interest in the AG-600," said Qu Jingwen, general manager of China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co, the aircraft's developer. The AG-600 can carry 50 people during a maritime search and rescue mission.


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