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AC312E Nears to Entry into Service
  • source: AVIC
  •   publish date:2019-03-20
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After 2-week joint effort, CAAC flight test pilots has completed 17.5-hour airworthiness check flight with Avicopter AC312E recently, marking a step further to first delivery.
AC312E is a modernized light twin-engine helicopter based on AC312A, with reliable and powerful Safran Arriel 2H engine and advanced Collins avionics. Redesigned cabin offers flexible and fast reconfiguration to adapt to different missions.
In addition to that, AC312E provides both hot-and-high performance and low-altitude cruise capability, making it suitable for EMS, off-shore and general transportation, search and rescue, law enforcement and VIP charter services.
On Mar. 2nd, the CAAC flight test campaign started at JianSanjiang airport, Heilongjiang. Supervised by Shenyang arm of CAAC, test pilots’ check list includes take-off, landing, climbing with single or double engines, cruise, instrumentation stability, avionics, cockpit evaluation, etc.
The completion of the flight test pushes AC312E a giant leap to CAAC Type Certificate and Production Certification, which are essential before delivery.