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5 JAN, 2012, 06.02PM IST, IANS ,


BEIJING: China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority,
People's Daily
reported.

The move marks the official approval for the
13-tonne AC313
, Asia's largest helicopter, to enter the market, said the
Aviation Industry Corp of China
(AVIC), which developed and manufactured the helicopter.

The aircraft focuses on designs of maintainability, life reliability, indemnification and life cycle efficiency, and meets international safety standards, underlining China's abilities in the research and development (R&D) of large helicopters.

AC313 is also world's first civil helicopter to receive an A-category airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.

The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.

 

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Great going!

Where is it to be used?

It says civilian, would it not be used for military purpose?

Seems to be a wonderful whirlybird.
 

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[h=2]China launches Asia's largest helicopter[/h]
Published January 6, 2012

SOURCE: IANS
China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority,People's Daily reported.
The move marks the official approval for the 13-tonne AC313, Asia's largest helicopter, to enter the market, said the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), which developed and manufactured the helicopter.
The aircraft focuses on designs of maintainability, life reliability, indemnification and life cycle efficiency, and meets international safety standards, underlining China's abilities in the research and development (R&D) of large helicopters.
AC313 is also world's first civil helicopter to receive an A-category airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.
The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.
China launches Asia’s largest helicopter | idrw.org
 

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Great going!

Where is it to be used?

It says civilian, would it not be used for military purpose?

Seems to be a wonderful whirlybird.





Zhi-8 Transport

History:
Zhi-8 (Z-8) is a medium transport helicopter developed from the French SA 321 Super Frelon, of which 13 examples were sold to the PLA Navy in 1977~78. At least one of these helicopters was disassembled for survey and reverse-engineering. Development of the Chinese copy of the SA 321, designated Z-8, began in 1976 at the Jingdezhen-based Changhe Aircraft Factory (now Changhe Aircraft Industry Group, CAIG).

The Z-8A is similar to the basic variant Z-8 in appearance, apart from its Army woodland camouflage colour scheme instead of the naval grey colour of the Z-8. The Z-8A also retained the nose weather radar and the side floating stabilisers on the original Z-8. The helicopter can carry 27 equipped commandos, or 39 soldiers, or 15 stretchers. If necessary, the helicopter could also carry a small-size SUV-type vehicle via its loading ramp. The helicopter is unarmed.

Flight crew: 2
Length: 23m
Main rotor diameter: 18.9m
Height: 6.76m
Weight (empty): 6.86t (Z-8); 7.1t (Z-8F)
Weight (maximum take off): 13t
Engine: 3 x WZ-6 turboshafts, each rated at 1,512hp (Z-8), or 3 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B turboshaft, each rated at 1,941hp
Internal fuel: 3,900 litre
Maximum speed: 248km/h (Z-8); 255km/h (Z-8F)
Service ceiling: 3,100m (Z-8); 4,700m (Z-8F)
Hover ceiling (in ground effect): 1,900m (Z-8); 2,800m (Z-8F)
Range: 700km (with 27 soldiers), or 500km (with 3,000kg payload)
Endurance: 4 hours
Maximum payload: 5,000kg
Typical load: 39 troops or 15 stretchers





It had a good reputation in TAR, But Inferior to MI-17V1/5.
 

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Zhi-8 Transport

History:
Zhi-8 (Z-8) is a medium transport helicopter developed from the French SA 321 Super Frelon, of which 13 examples were sold to the PLA Navy in 1977~78. At least one of these helicopters was disassembled for survey and reverse-engineering. Development of the Chinese copy of the SA 321, designated Z-8, began in 1976 at the Jingdezhen-based Changhe Aircraft Factory (now Changhe Aircraft Industry Group, CAIG).

The Z-8A is similar to the basic variant Z-8 in appearance, apart from its Army woodland camouflage colour scheme instead of the naval grey colour of the Z-8. The Z-8A also retained the nose weather radar and the side floating stabilisers on the original Z-8. The helicopter can carry 27 equipped commandos, or 39 soldiers, or 15 stretchers. If necessary, the helicopter could also carry a small-size SUV-type vehicle via its loading ramp. The helicopter is unarmed.

Flight crew: 2
Length: 23m
Main rotor diameter: 18.9m
Height: 6.76m
Weight (empty): 6.86t (Z-8); 7.1t (Z-8F)
Weight (maximum take off): 13t
Engine: 3 x WZ-6 turboshafts, each rated at 1,512hp (Z-8), or 3 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B turboshaft, each rated at 1,941hp
Internal fuel: 3,900 litre
Maximum speed: 248km/h (Z-8); 255km/h (Z-8F)
Service ceiling: 3,100m (Z-8); 4,700m (Z-8F)
Hover ceiling (in ground effect): 1,900m (Z-8); 2,800m (Z-8F)
Range: 700km (with 27 soldiers), or 500km (with 3,000kg payload)
Endurance: 4 hours
Maximum payload: 5,000kg
Typical load: 39 troops or 15 stretchers





It had a good reputation in TAR, But Inferior to MI-17V1/5.
Kunal sir does that mean that AC313 is a civilian version of Z8A which is a copy of the French Z-8
 
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Kunal sir does that mean that AC313 is a civilian version of Z8A which is a copy of the French Z-8
See:

French SA 321 Super Frelon:












Now, Chinese Zhi-8 helicopter:








The Civilian model came from Military Model..
 

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Again a copy , can these chinis make something original....
 

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5 JAN, 2012, 06.02PM IST, IANS ,


BEIJING: China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority,
People's Daily
reported.

The move marks the official approval for the
13-tonne AC313
, Asia's largest helicopter, to enter the market, said the
Aviation Industry Corp of China
(AVIC), which developed and manufactured the helicopter.

The aircraft focuses on designs of maintainability, life reliability, indemnification and life cycle efficiency, and meets international safety standards, underlining China's abilities in the research and development (R&D) of large helicopters.

AC313 is also world's first civil helicopter to receive an A-category airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.

The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.


is it bigger than MI-26????
 

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Zhi-8 Transport

History:
Zhi-8 (Z-8) is a medium transport helicopter developed from the French SA 321 Super Frelon, of which 13 examples were sold to the PLA Navy in 1977~78. At least one of these helicopters was disassembled for survey and reverse-engineering. Development of the Chinese copy of the SA 321, designated Z-8, began in 1976 at the Jingdezhen-based Changhe Aircraft Factory (now Changhe Aircraft Industry Group, CAIG).
Clerical error? How can Chinese disassemble a Super Frelon in 1976 when it was not until the next year that they were sold 13 units... or where they given an advance copy?
 

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China launches Asia's largest helicopter

Published January 6, 2012

SOURCE: IANS
China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority,People's Daily reported.
The move marks the official approval for the 13-tonne AC313, Asia's largest helicopter, to enter the market, said the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), which developed and manufactured the helicopter.
The aircraft focuses on designs of maintainability, life reliability, indemnification and life cycle efficiency, and meets international safety standards, underlining China's abilities in the research and development (R&D) of large helicopters.
AC313 is also world's first civil helicopter to receive an A-category airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.
The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.
China launches Asia's largest helicopter | idrw.org
 

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@ Bhramos

The Chinese version of the Super Frelon looks better than the new Russian helicopter... It seems that China is set to leave Russia in the dust even on aviation tech.
 

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