AG600 completes maiden flight

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Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer Aviation Industry Corporation of China has announced the successful completion of the maiden flight of its AG600 seaplane, which will be utilised for marine search and rescue operations and aerial firefighting. According to the chief designer of the aircraft, it has the ability to land and take off in water just 2.5 m deep, and can make round trips from Hainan Province to James Shoal in the South China Sea. Long-range patrols, military operations in support of defence needs, anti-submarine warfare and mine-laying missions are a few of the other roles the aircraft could take on during its deployment with the Chinese military.

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