China Made AC-313 Helicopter Hits New Heights


China’s AC313 Helicopter
China’s AC313 Helicopter
China’s AC313 Helicopter
China’s AC313 Helicopter
China’s AC313 Helicopter
China’s AC313 Helicopter
China’s domestically
developed civilian freight helicopter, the AC313, successfully climbed
to a height of 8,000 meters, an altitude that will enable the chopper to
fulfill plateau missions.
The AC313, developed and manufactured
by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), hit its highest
altitude to date during a trial flight on Sept. 2 at Gonghe Airport in
northwest China’s Qinghai Province, AVIC said in a statement Tuesday.
“The test flight has fully proven the
helicopter’s function and reliability, and will decide the range of its
flight altitude,” said Xu Chaoliang, chief engineer of the AC313.
The helicopter, with a Maximum Takeoff
Weight of 13.8 tons, can be used for transportation, forest fire
prevention, emergency search and rescue missions, disaster relief and
medical aid.
The AC313 completed its maiden flight in March 2010.