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China's heavy-lift helicopter AC313 passes performance test

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China's AC313, the heavy-lift helicopter for civilian purposes, has cleared the performance authentication test by experts, the Chinese Society of and Astronautics said today.

The authentication committee, led by two Chinese academicians, believed the AC313's technology as well as its performance on the plateau have reached an advanced international level, the state-run agency reported.

The helicopter was developed and manufactured by the Industry Corporation of in Jingdezhen City, east China's

The AC313 had its maiden flight in Jingdezhen in March 2010. It completed two trial flights on the in 2010 and 2011. Mass production of the began in 2012.

The is suitable for emergency rescue operations, forest fire response, transportation, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the report said.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:30 IST