Friday, March 19, 2010

Chinese developed civilian helicopter makes its first flight

China's first independently developed civilian helicopter makes its first flight Thursday in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province.The AC313, China's first independently developed civilian helicopter, will make its first flight Thursday in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province.Designed and manufactured by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the AC313 has a maximum takeoff weight of 13.8 tons and can carry 27 passengers or in the case of rescue efforts, 15 wounded. This aircraft is the country's first domestically developed large helicopter for civilian use.................................................Full Story

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