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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Homemade Large Civil Helicopter AC313 Successfully Completes Its Maiden Flight on March 18


AC313, the large civil helicopter independently developed by Aviation Industry Cooperation of China (AVIC) successfully completed its maiden flight in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province on March 18, 2010. AC313 is independently developed by AVIC Helicopter Co., Ltd., and a number of companies owned by AVIC has taken part in the R&D. As the first large homemade civil helicopter, AC313 was developed completely in accordance with the airworthiness regulations, and the overall performance has achieved the international 3rd generation helicopter’s level. It fills up the blank of our nation’s large civil helicopter making, thus bears significance in Chinese helicopter development history. The maximum take-off weight of AC313 is 13.8 tons, and the maximum flight range is 900 km. It has high safety, reliability and comfort.

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