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Xinhua | Updated:2017-08-12 11:30JINGMEN, Hubei – The TA600, a China-developed amphibious aircraft, passed a hydrodynamic test on Friday, marking a step forward toward its maiden flight.The test, which aimed to ensure the safety of the aircraft during take-off and flight, was conducted by a laboratory under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in Central Chinas Hubei province.It used a 1:10 model to test the aircrafts performance on still water and rough water surfaces.When an aircraft takes off from the waters surface, disturbances from waves may cause it to pitch, threatening the safety of the aircraft.The major difficulty was the kinetic stability of the plane when there were two-meter-high waves, said Jie Yu, the chief of the TA600 testing group.The TA600, with a maximum takeoff weight of 53.5 tons, is expected to serve in firefighting and maritime rescue operations.Related StoriesChina-made large amphibious aircraft finishes first glide testChina-made large amphibious aircraft to fly in MayWorlds largest amphibious aircraft to take maiden flight in MayAmphibious aircraft AG600 displayed in South Chinas ZhuhaiChina unveils largest amphibious aircraftPhotoSharing business sprawls in peoples lifeTop 10 Breakthrough Technologies in 2017Star Wars movie a cash-generating machine for industriesAerial taxi to start trial operations in DubaiHuge market boosts senior services industrySingle mom increases popularity in handmade shoesMost Viewed in 24 HoursState Council NewsGovt policies in administrative reform from past six monthsPremier Li: Innovation provides equal opportunity for allTop 10Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies in 2017Editors picksChinese tourists head to Africa to escape heat waveRegulator sifts more IPO applications on quality groundChina DataLeading economists gaze into crystal ballQ&A With CEOPride and PassionHealthy approach to businessSpecial2017 Summer DavosChinas Q1 economic dataBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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