AVIC launches assembly of new helicopter

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China's major aircraft manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), launched the assembly of AC332, a multi-purpose, civilian-use helicopter, in north China's Tianjin Municipality.

AC332 is an advanced dual-engine helicopter of four-tonne level. Equipped with high-performance rotor, two high-power engines and highly integrated avionics system, the helicopter was unveiled in December 2020.

According to AVIC, the helicopter can achieve a flight altitude of 6,000 meters, a voyage of 600 km and a load of 600 kg in areas with an altitude of 4,500 meters.

The helicopter, with a capacity of 10 passengers, can be used in various scenarios including emergency rescue, law enforcement, as well high-altitude and offshore operations.

AC332 is expected to make its maiden flight in 2022 and will be delivered by the end of 2024.

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