CHINA China's first privately developed aircraft makes first public test flight

CHINA

China's first privately developed aircraft makes first public test flight

China Daily

02:46, March 14, 2019

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(Photo: chinanews.com)

The GA20 – China's first aircraft developed independently by a private enterprise – has completed its first public test flight Monday at Hengdian General Airport in Zhejiang province, Chinanews.com has reported.

The four-seater, single-propeller aircraft was developed by Shanghai-based Guanyi General Aviation, and can be used in aviation training, private aviation as well as tourism.

The plane Monday passed a series of tests, including stalling, stability and maneuvering tests, and following a half-hour test flight landed safely.

Guanyi will now complete 200-300 test flights in accordance with Civil Aviation Administration of China requirements, and plans to start the plane's industrialization process, after obtaining certification, around 2020.

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