WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – AG600: World's largest amphibious aircraft

12-10-2021

(WorldKings.org) The aircraft was developed for aerial firefighting, collecting 12 tons of water in 20 seconds and transporting up to 370 tons of water on a single tank of fuel (31 rotations), and search and rescue, retrieving up to 50 people at sea.

The AVIC AG600 Kunlong is a large amphibious aircraft designed by AVIC and assembled by CAIGA.

China-developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, succeeded in maiden flight from sea. With long-range and long-haul capabilities, the AG600 is designed to operate in complex weather and environment conditions.

After five years of development, assembly started in August 2014, it was rolled out on 23 July 2016 and it made its first flight from Zhuhai Airport on 24 December 2017; it should be certified in 2021, with deliveries starting in 2022.

The AG600 amphibious aircraft has a single body flying boat fuselage, cantilevered high wings, four WJ-6 turboprops and tricycle retractable landing gear. It can operate from 1,500 by 200 m stretches of water 2.5 m deep, and should be able to conduct Sea State 3 operations with 2 m waves.

The aircraft was developed for aerial firefighting, collecting 12 tons of water in 20 seconds and transporting up to 370 tons  of water on a single tank of fuel (31 rotations), and search and rescue, retrieving up to 50 people at sea.

 

According to wikipedia/xinhua


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