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  • PICTURES: China's AC313 helicopter has first flight and secures launch customer


    Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter flew its AC313 helicopter on 18 March from its Jingdezhen facility in eastern China's Jiangxi province.


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  • PICTURES: China's AC313 helicopter has first flight and secures launch customer


    Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter flew its AC313 helicopter on 18 March from its Jingdezhen...


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  • Shenzhen Airlines starts 10 new domestic services

    News | 06 Nov 2013 04:03 | Firdaus Hashim

    Shenzhen Airlines launched 10 new domestic services, with the start of its winter schedule on 27 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Shenzhen-Airlines-starts-10-new-domestic-services-392590/
  • AVIC invests in U8 unmanned helicopter

    News | 09 Feb 2012 06:00 | Greg Waldron

    Chinese airframer AVIC is investing yuan 20 million ($3.2 million) in the U8 unmanned helicopter programme for civilian use ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AVIC-invests-in-U8-unmanned-helicopter-367645/
  • PICTURES: China's AC313 helicopter has first flight and secures launch customer

    News | 23 Mar 2010 12:00 | Leithen Francis

    Chinese state-owned helicopter manufacturer Avicopter flew its AC313 helicopter on 18 March from its Jingdezhen facility in eastern China's Jiangxi province.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Chinas-AC313-helicopter-has-first-flight-and-secures-launch-customer-339673/
  • New European authority kicks off by approving Arriel turboshaft

    News | 16 Dec 2003 00:00

    <p>JUSTIN WASTNAGE / BRUSSELS</p> <p>The nascent European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded its first type certificate, for the Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A turboshaft powering the Changhe Z-11-MB1 single-engined helicopter.</p> <p>The certification was awarded following preparatory work undertaken by France's civil airworthiness authority, the DGAC. </p> <p>EASA simultaneously awarded retrospective certification for the entire Arriel 2 family, taking airworthiness responsibility from the DGAC. </p> <p>EASA was created on 28 September to take over aircraft and engine certification from national aviation authorities. During a 72-month transition period, work will be carried out either by national authorities or Joint Aviation Authorities technical teams until the agency is fully staffed.</p> <p>Snecma subsidiary Turbomeca chose to certificate most members of the Arriel 2 family one country at a time, rather than seek JAA approval. Eric Daccord, Arriel programme manager, says the nhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-European-authority-kicks-off-by-approving-Arriel-turboshaft-175220/
  • Airborne iron fist

    News | 04 Nov 2003 00:00

    Luke Colton / Washington DC <p>With an estimated helicopter-to-force ratio of 1:4,000, China's army aviation force is too small to support the nation's huge army. But, as our two-part investigation reveals, an expansion and modernisation drive is under way </p> <p>Extensive use of helicopters in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq has not gone unnoticed by the Chinese army, which is actively developing a significant air mobile capability for its elite fighting forces. But despite an often impressive show of force in combined arms and anti-terrorism exercises, many Chinese army aviation operations seem to serve propaganda purposes, rather than display true capabilities.</p> <p>In 1985 China's Central Military Commission (CMC) decided to set up a separate army aviation force to support the army. Unlike Western militaries, the new organisation did not become an extension of the ground forces. Instead, the Army Aviation Bureau (AAB) was formally established in October 1986 as a new servhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airborne-iron-fist-173365/
  • China flies upgraded Z-11 utility helicopter

    News | 18 Mar 2003 00:00

    <p>An upgraded version of China's indigenously developed Z-11 light utility and general purpose helicopter has been flown for the first time.</p> <p>Built by Changhe Aircraft Industries with assistance from the China Helicopter Design Institute, the Z-11-MB1 flew on 8 March at Jingdezhen in eastern China's Jiangxi province, according to state-run media.</p> <p>Changhe Aircraft is targeting the domestic market, but also hopes for international sales. It says the helicopter is "particularly suitable for work in hilly areas and atrocious weather conditions, such as in some regions in west China".</p> <p>The 2,000kg (4,400lb)-classZ-11 is billed as China's first locally made helicopter although it is almost identical externally to the Eurocopter AS350B. The aircraft is powered by a 510kW (685shp) Liming WZ8D turboshaft and first flew in the mid-1990s.</p> <p>The -MB1 variant is powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2B1.</p> <p>China has around 90 helicopters in civil use and forecasts anotherhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-flies-upgraded-Z-11-utility-helicopter-162957/