China's AG600 amphibious aircraft conducts first take-off from sea

by Gabriel Dominguez

China’s locally built and developed AG600 amphibious aircraft conducted its first take-off from the sea on 26 July, the aircraft’s developer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), announced that same day via its Weixin social media site.

AVIC said that the 37 m-long aircraft took off from waters off the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao, in eastern Shandong Province, at 1018 h (local time), conducted a set of aerial manoeuvres, and completed the test flight 31 minutes later by returning to Rizhao Shanzihe Airport, also in Shandong Province, where it had originally set out from to conduct the test.

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