‘World’s largest’ amphibious aircraft completes high speed water taxiing tests


The Chinese-made AG6000 amphibious aircraft successfully completed its high speed taxiing tests last week. The aircraft, which is 36.9m (121ft) long, has a 38.8m (127ft) wingspan and a MTOW of 53.5 t (118,000 lb)  is made by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) which claims it is the largest amphibious aircraft ever developed.

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Ben has worked as a journalist and editor, covering technology, engineering and industry for the last 20 years. Initially writing about subjects from nuclear submarines to autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies, he was editor of a leading UK-based engineering magazine before becoming editor of Aerospace Testing in 2017.

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