Xi Jinping congratulates China's amphibious aircraft, AG600, which has successfully launched its first flight.

Xi Jinping congratulates China's amphibious aircraft, AG600, which has successfully launched its first flight.

[Xi Jinping congratulates congratulatory congratulations on the success of China's large amphibian AG600.

AG600, a large-scale fire extinguishing/water rescue amphibious aircraft developed by China, successfully carried out its first water test flight at Zhanghe Airport in Jingmen, Hubei Province on the morning of October 20. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chairman of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, warmly congratulated him.

Xi Jinping said in his congratulatory telegram that the successful first flight of the large-scale amphibious aircraft AG600 was another important scientific and technological achievement made by China's aviation industry by insisting on independent innovation. All the units and personnel participating in the research work to fight hard and tackle tough problems. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to our comrades.

Xi Jinping hopes that all parties concerned will continue to carry forward the spirit of serving the nation by air, implement the new concept of development, strive to promote innovation and development, make greater efforts and cooperate vigorously to ensure the success of the project, continue to meet the needs of China's emergency rescue system and national natural disaster prevention and control system, and achieve the goal of building a strong aviation country. Fight for the mark.

Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, gave instructions to congratulate him. He pointed out in the instructions that the AG600, a large-scale fire/water rescue amphibious aircraft, is a symbol of China's independent innovation and development of high-end manufacturing equipment, and it is of great significance to successfully complete the first flight on water. I would like to extend my warm congratulations and sincere greetings to all the units and staff participating in the trial. It is hoped that under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council will conscientiously implement the decision-making and deployment of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, firmly grasp the requirement of high-quality development, thoroughly implement the strategy of innovation-driven development, and make further efforts to strive for excellence, strive for the early use of the AG600, and create a medium with international competitiveness. Made in China, the brand provides a strong support for China's natural disaster prevention capacity and emergency response system construction, and makes new contributions to promote the development of the aviation industry and promote China's manufacturing towards high-end.

At 8:45 on October 20, the AG600 taxied into the water at Zhanghe Airport in Jingmen, and then took off from the water. After a smooth flight of 14 minutes and completion of a series of flight tests, the plane landed smoothly at 9:5 p.m. The pilot commander reported the flight to the commander-in-chief, who announced the first successful flight of the large fire/water rescue amphibious aircraft AG600.

The head of the Ministry of industry and information technology read out Xi Jinping's congratulatory telegram and Li Keqiang's instructions.

AG600 is the first large-scale special-purpose aircraft developed independently in accordance with the requirements of China's civil aviation airworthiness regulations. It is also the largest amphibious aircraft in the world. AG600 aircraft has the ability to carry out forest fire extinguishing, water rescue, marine environmental monitoring and protection and other special tasks. It is a major national emergency rescue aviation equipment. It is a milestone to fill the gap of emergency rescue aircraft in China and meet the needs of national emergency rescue and natural disaster prevention and control system capacity building. In July 2016, the final assembly of AG600 aircraft was downloaded, and the first flight on land was successfully realized in Zhuhai in December 2017. (CCTV News)

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