BUSINESS China's AG600M large amphibious aircraft secures new order


China's AG600M large amphibious aircraft secures new order

China Daily

21:49, December 16, 2022

An AG600M aircraft demonstrates its water-dropping function at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong province, on Nov 8, 2022. [Photo:Xinhua]

BEIJING -- China's independently-developed AG600M large amphibious aircraft has secured a new order for five aircraft, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China announced on Friday.

AVIC General Huanan Aircraft Industry Co Ltd and Jiangsu Xiangyue General Aviation Co Ltd on Thursday signed a purchase agreement for five AG600M firefighting aircraft, said the AVIC, the country's leading plane-maker.

The new order shows that the Chinese homegrown large amphibious aircraft model is taking concrete forward steps on the path of effective market entry, said the AVIC.

The developer has fulfilled its target for the year in terms of both production and market for the AG600M, a full-configuration firefighting model belonging to China's AG600 large amphibous aircraft family.

Prior to this, the developer had secured the first batch of orders for AG600M aircraft.

In September 2022, AVIC General Huanan Aircraft Industry Co Ltd signed the first batch of purchase agreements for four AG600M aircraft with Everbright Financial Leasing Co Ltd and signed an intent of purchase agreement for two AG600M aircraft with the HNCA Aviation Equipment Leasing Co Ltd respectively.

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