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...
This model is open to all readers. We update the model after each month end. Note with the move of the Q400 program to De Havilland Canada, we have changed the program to reflect this new OEM. This is consist with what we did moving all CSeries and Bombardier to...
We have updated our transactions tracker and switched from PowerPoint charts to a dynamic model. This model will be open to all readers. We plan to update the model after each month end. Page one: select an OEM and watch the tables change. The tables are in...
It appears that the Short’s site in the sights of the Chinese. Jane’s is reporting that AVIC and COMAC are “front runners” to buy the plant. This is serious for the obvious reason that Airbus might see its wing supplier end up in the hands of...
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...
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