Abstract : The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country's major aircraft manufacturer, unveiled a multi-purpose, civilian-use helicopter on Tuesday.
Photo shows a model of the new AC332 civil helicopter displayed at the launch site, Dec. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ran)
Dec. 29 (Xinhua) — The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC),
the country’s major aircraft manufacturer, unveiled a multi-purpose,
civilian-use helicopter on Tuesday.
is an advanced dual-engine helicopter with a single rotor, skid landing
gear and shell-shaped rear door, said Li Shengwei, chief designer of
helicopter, with a capacity of 10 passengers, can be used in various
scenarios including emergency rescue, law enforcement, as well for
high-altitude and offshore operations.
design of AC332 has been completed and an integrated production line
for riveting, assembly and flight test will be built in Tianjin, said
Wang Qing, general manager of AVIC Helicopter Co., Ltd. in Tianjin.
AC332 is expected to make its maiden flight in 2022 and will be delivered in 2025, said Wang.
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