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AC313 Passes Rain Certification Tests

AC313 Passes Rain Certification Tests

China’s AC313, their first heavy lift helicopter for civilian use, has passed its airworthiness tests. Changhe Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd commented that the helicopter flew in heavy rain that exceeded 0.03 inches in six minutes. It flew an altitude of 200 to 500 meters at high speeds during the test flight. Xinhua News reported that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-17

New Chinese helicopter breaks altitude record above Everest

New Chinese helicopter breaks altitude record above Everest

A China-made transport helicopter broke a record by attaining an altitude of 9,000 m during a test flight in Tibet, reports state broadcaster CCTV. See Full Story

Source: Want China Times, 10-Feb-15

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GE Aviation to supply HUMS for AC313 fleet

GE Aviation to supply HUMS for AC313 fleet

GE Aviation has been selected by Guangzhou Hangxin Company/AVICopter to provide the Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for their AC313 helicopter fleet in China. “GE will provide comprehensive on-board and ground support analysis capabilities for the aircraft build, certification and in-service requirements,” said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics & Digital Systems for GE Aviation…. Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 09-Jan-15

Rostec will partner with China on the ground, in the air, and in space

Rostec will partner with China on the ground, in the air, and in space

During the international ChinaAirshow-2014, representatives of Rostec and its holding companies signed a number of key agreements in the radio-electronics, aviation, and space technology industries, demonstrating the dynamic development and expansion of cooperation between the two powers. A total of four agreements were signed with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China Aerospace Science &… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 18-Nov-14

Simplex to develop firefighting system for AC313

Simplex to develop firefighting system for AC313

Simplex® Aerospace has announced it received an order to develop a Fire Attack™ system for the Chinese manufactured AC313 helicopter. The development contract, signed between Simplex® Aerospace and the Changhe manufacturing facility in China, is the first development contract for Simplex® with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer. The newly signed contract includes the delivery of multiple… Read more »

Source: Simplex Aerospace, 03-Sep-13

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace to supply emergency flotation for Avicopter AC313

GKN Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Jiangxi Changhe Aviation Industry Co. Ltd to supply the emergency flotation system (EFS) for the Avicopter AC313, which is the largest civilian helicopter ever developed in China. The new EFS will give the AC313 helicopter increased survivability in the water as the system will provide flotation… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 01-Aug-13

Honeywell and Avic Helicopter enter collaboration agreement

Honeywell and Avic Helicopter enter collaboration agreement

(electronic translation) Honeywell Aerospace Group (NYSE: HON) and AVIC Helicopter Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, to explore its existing the AC311 has AC312, AC313 and AC352 commercial helicopter platform, and a new three-ton commercial helicopter project with engines and avionics. In addition, the agreement shows that Honeywell Aerospace Group and AVIC helicopter is… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 13-Nov-12

China certifies the 13-tonne AC313

China certifies the 13-tonne AC313

Civil Aviation Administration of China has certified the 13-tonne AC313 earlier today.  The AC313 was developed by government-owned manufacturer AVIC from the Harbin Z-8, itself relying very heavily on the 1960s French design – the SA321 Super Frelon. AVIC expect to market the AC313 for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-12

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China’s AC313 helicopter reaches 8,000m

China’s AC313 helicopter reaches 8,000m

Recent test flights of China’s heavy-lift AC313 helicopters have pushed the altitude envelope to 8,000m (26,247 feet).  This will enable it to fulfil mission on mountainous plateaus according to manufacturer Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).  The new altitude record was achieved on a September 2nd test flight from Gonghe Airport in northwest China’s Qinghai… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-11

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China set to bid AC313 for Presidential VXX program

China set to bid AC313 for Presidential VXX program

AVIC is preparing proposals, in partnership with existing partner US Aerospace, to bid for the US Navy’s VXX helicopter programme as well as a current fixed-wing requirement

Source: Janes, 27-Jan-11

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AVIC expects to produce 300 helicopters per year by 2015

AVIC expects to produce 300 helicopters per year by 2015

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) helicopter company is expected to produce more than 300 helicopters each year, turning into one of the major suppliers worldwide, by 2015.

Source: SinoCast, 06-Jan-11

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AC313 carries out trials on Chinese Navy hospital ship

AC313 carries out trials on Chinese Navy hospital ship

A new model of rescue medical helicopter is seen aboard hospital ship “Peace Ark” of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army prior to its takeoff during an exercise over the Indian Ocean

Source: People Daily, 23-Sep-10

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AC313 flies – China’s first indigenous helicopter takes to the air

AC313 flies – China’s first indigenous helicopter takes to the air

The AC313, China’s first independently developed civilian helicopter, makes its first flight Thursday in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province.  The AC313 has a maximum takeoff weight of 13.8 tons and can carry 27 passengers

Source: Global Times, 18-Mar-10

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China poised to fly AC313 helicopter

China is preparing to fly its AC313 medium-lift helicopter for the first time in March, leading to certification in 2011, says an official at the manufacturer Avicopter

Source: Flightglobal, 10-Feb-10

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