Tag: Amphibious Aircraft

China Goes All Out to Become ‘Global Aviation Power’

Chinese leadership views investing in domestic aviation, both civilian and military, as one of the country’s top priorities in hopes that this will help Beijing improve its manufacturing industry, boost innovation and improve national defense, Xinhua reported. Geng Ruguang, Executive Vice President of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), described aviation industry as the […]

China is Rolling out AG600 Amphibious Aircraft

China’s home-made amphibious aircraft AG600, the world’s largest such plane, makes its official debut in Zhuhai. The aircraft, with a maximum takeoff weight of 53.5 tonnes and a maximum range of more than 5,000 kilometers, can absorb 12 tonnes of water within 20 seconds, which is ideal for performing multiple operations including forest fire fighting, […]

Bombardier Agrees to Sell its Aircraft Program to Viking Air Ltd

Bombardier announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of its Amphibious Aircraft program to British Columbia-based Viking Air Limited. The agreement covers the Type Certificates for all variants of the aircraft, the CL-215, the CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 aircraft as well as after-market services. The completion of this transaction is […]