Avic readies amphibious AG600 for maiden flight by month’s end

Following a series of successful ground evaluations, the AG600 manufactured by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) is expected to take off from land for the first time later this month. It’s first departure from sea is planned a few months later, during the second half of this year. Touted as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 19, 2017

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) completed production of “the world’s largest amphibious aircraft.” Before we go further, yes, the Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” was larger. Much larger. But it only ever flew once, and that flight was only about 1.5 km long and at a maximum altitude of 20m – […]
  • David Harris
  • July 25, 2016