|AG600 scoops up 12 tonnes of water in 20 seconds. Maximum take-off weight is 53.5 tons.|
Clearly the AG600 amphibious aircraft will extend China's ability to conduct missions in the region and possibly before the 'artificial island' runways are available.
In November 2015, China rolled out first domestically developed narrow-body airplane C919, seating up to 168 passengers.
In June 2016, China’s first domestically produced regional aircraft ARJ21 successfully made its first passenger flight from Chengdu to Shanghai, carrying 70 passengers on board.
Earlier this July, domestically built transport aircraft Y-20 entered into service. The four-engine Y-20 has a maximum take-off load of 200 tonnes and can fly up to 7,800 km range partial loads.
Source CCTV, CNS, AEROTIME, FEFLIGHT,
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