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AG600 Firefighter Takes Flight

AVIC developed a new configuration for its AG600 large amphibian aircraft and that new version, in firefighter configuration, recently successfully completed its first flight.  The AG600 Firefighter aircraft took off from Zuhai Jinwan airport on May 31st and spent 20...

Sukhoi cancelling IranAir order?

Sukhoi is poised to cancel its Superjet order with Iran.  This news follows our recent story about how difficult obtaining and maintaining aircraft is for Iran's airlines with reintroduced US sanctions. ATR managed to deliver within the period in which sanctions were...

The AG600 flies

On Saturday the AG600 made its first flight from water.   The program was approved in 2009 and unveiled in 2016.  The plan is for AVIC to start deliveries in 2022.  This is typical for Chinese aircraft programs - it takes a long time to get from the concept approval...

Premium 2018.20 – Implications of Massive HNA Group Order for Chinese Aircraft

The Chinese aircraft market will be critical for industry participants over the next two decades as China overtakes the United States as the leading player in air transportation.  China has been building its domestic aircraft industry over the last two decades, has...