China-made amphibious aircraft completes high-speed water test

Added On October 3, 2018

China's domestically-developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 has completed its first high-speed water taxiing route.
China Aviation Industry General Aircraft said on Monday that the aircraft finished the test at a speed of 145 kilometers per hour in the city of Jingmen, central China's Hubei province.
Codenamed "Kunlong", the aircraft was in stable condition and functioned normally during the test.
Designed to be the world's largest amphibious aircraft, AG600 is powered by four domestically built engines and will be mainly used for maritime rescue, fighting forest fires and marine monitoring.
The aircraft has passed a series of tests since its maiden flight last December.