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Harbin aircraft to shine at China aviation, aerospace expo

Updated : 2022-11-04

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The versatile Y-12F plane arrives in Zhuhai and is expected to shine at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on Nov 8-13. [Photo/Ice City Plus]
The Harbin-produced AC352 medium-lift utility helicopter and the Y-12F versatile aircraft are expected to shine at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, which will be held in the city of Zhuhai in South China’s Guangdong province on Nov 8-13.
Both planes have already arrived in Zhuhai and will be shown in the air show in the form of a static exhibition.
The AC352, China's first 7-metric-ton-class helicopter, was co-developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Airbus Helicopters.
Propelled by two turboshaft engines, it has a maximum takeoff weight of 7.5 tons, a maximum carrying capacity of 3 tons and a cruising speed of about 280 kilometers per hour. It can fly up to 850 km on a single flight, according to AVIC.
The manufacturers say that the AC352 is one of the most comfortable and environmentally friendly medium-sized helicopters in the world.
Operated by two pilots, it can transport up to 16 passengers inside its 12-cubic-meter cabin.
The AC352 was cleared for commercial operations in China in July this year, with project managers seeing a big potential in a wide range of public service and business fields.
The Y-12F, the latest model of the Y-12 family, is China’s homegrown versatile aircraft.
The twin-engine, propeller-driven Y-12F is manufactured by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Company Ltd. It has been designed according to airworthiness standards of China and the US.
The Y-12F conducted its maiden flight in 2010 and received certificates from the CAAC and the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
It features an advantageous payload, range, speed, plateau-adaption and single-engine performance.
The Y-12F can conduct multiple missions, such as passenger and cargo transportation, marine monitoring and medical rescues.