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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...

AVIC’s AG600

The South China Sea fracas is about to see another ratchet. China's interests in bolstering its claims (dismissed by the International Tribunal and ignored by China) will have a new tool, the AG600. The China People's Daily wryly noted the AG600 can reach the most...

Japan and India agree seaplane deal

Japan has agreed to deliver a dozen US2 seaplanes to India's Navy.  The $1.65Bn deal has been percolating for some time.  The Indian aircraft will be known as the US-2i. With the same capabilities as the Japanese US-2, some equipment modifications are being made...

AVIC’s AG600

The South China Sea fracas is about to see another ratchet. China's interests in bolstering its claims (dismissed by...

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