China's first privately-developed aircraft undergoes testing

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The first aircraft in China developed by a private company, the Guanyi GA20, has undergone a successful test flight in Zhejiang Province, reports

Developed by Shanghai-based Guanyi General Aviation, the GA20 is a four-seat, single-prop design.

As part of Monday's 57-minute test flight, the GA20 conducted a stall test, a stability test and controllability test.

Guanyi General Aviation is going to have to conduct as many as 300 test flights before the GA20 can be certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Guanyi says it expects to conclude its certification sometime in 2020, with 5 additional test aircraft currently being built.

The company says it hopes to manufacture as many as 200 GA20s per-year by 2022.

It's going to be marketed for flight training, personal use and sight-seeing.

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