‘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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