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Test Flight for China's First Privately Developed Aircraft

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7Dnews London

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:34 GMT

The GA20 - China's first aircraft developed independently by a private enterprise -completed its first public test flight on Monday March 11th at Hengdian General Airport in Zhejiang province, China daily 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 for tourism.

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

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


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