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China to Produce World's Largest Amphibious Plane

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AVIC General Aircraft Company disclosed on June 24 that the project to produce the world's largest amphibious airplane "Jiaolong-600" has already been approved, and its research and development has officially started.

"Jiaolong-600," a single-hull comprehensive rescue airplane with a four-turbine propeller, is similar in size to the Airbus A320. It will become the world's largest amphibious airplane.

The airplane's maximum take-off weight is 60 tons. It can take off and land on both ground and water.

In the civil aviation sector, "Jiaolong-600" has a strong capacity to carry out various special tasks including emergency rescue, forest firefighting and sea surveillance, and therefore it has great market potential. (People's daily online)

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