AC311 Multi-purpose Helicopter Makes It’s Aviation Debut

With unmanned lunar probes whipping around the moon, astronauts moon walking, high speed trains that can hit over 1000 km/h and a bus which straddles traffic jams, its easy to forget that China is pretty new to the technology race. Which is why it was such a shock for us that to learn that China’s first civilian light helicopter made it’s debut flight on Monday.
The 2-tonne AC311 helicopter developed and manufactured by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has seating for up to 6 and is designed for training, police use, aerial photography and forest fire prevention.
The picture here shows the AC311 making it’s maiden flight in Tianjin.

Previous Chang’e 2 Sends Back Lunar Photos
Next Apple Peel 520 Gets 3G Update Headed To The U.S On Sprint