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China’s AC352 Gains Airworthiness Certification

China’s AC352 Gains Airworthiness Certification

The AC352, a mid-sized helicopter developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) Harbin Aircraft Industry, has received its certificate of airworthiness from the Chinese authorities.

The AC352 is a mid-sized twin-engine utility helicopter. It can carry 16 passengers and has a 7.5-tonne maximum take-off weight.

A total of 87 tests were required during the certification process, including take-off and landing, level flight, climb performance, stability, and low-speed operations.

Following 37.25 hours of testing, the aircraft will be entering the final stage of testing, which will further verify its diverse functions and reliability.

To find out more about helicopters in China, please refer to the Asian Sky Media’s China GA report 2021.