The device, designed to work in the mountains and raise the languid air cargo, recently passed a municipal certification in Beijing, and received the first flight certificate category. According to a statement posted on the website of AVIC, which, by the way, produces the largest helicopters in China, AC313 — this is the new civilian helicopter, made on the basis of military helicopters Z-8, which are modified analogues French unit Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon. According to the manufacturer company, this machine is the largest not only in the middle of similar Chinese models, and in the middle of similar patterns across Asia. Until nedavneshnego time multi-purpose helicopters such class produced exclusively in Europe, the U.S. and Russia. Had the greatest capacity of the Russian Mi-26. He could raise load up to 20 tons and carrying up to eighty-2-passengers.
As for the Chinese AC313, he is able to transport 27 passengers or nearly 14 tons of cargo. It is estimated that best achieves maximum height of four and a half thousand meters, although during the test flights AC313 was rising in the sky for eight and a half kilometers. Model tests was performed twice: in 2010 and 2011.
Local newspaper The Global Times argues that the experts do not fluctuate in the commercial success of AS313. It is noted that in China there is lack of ts that can operate in complex criteria that are not easily cope with even small airplanes. Meanwhile, the ability of helicopters to a vertical take-off and landing, and maneuverability make them very comfortable for both the apparent transport of passengers and, for example, to carry out rescue operations in the mountains or in order to work as an ambulance. As the SINA, feeling the sharp demand for machines of this type particularly acute when in 2009 in Sichuan earthquake happened that killed more than 80 thousand of human lives. If there was a lifeguard at a transport helicopter Type AC313, they could quickly get to the communities Fri, who were cut off from the world because of the devastation, and the evacuation of casualties.
In China, the rapid development of road transportation experts at personal business in the airline industry — the scope of which is in the initial stage of development. Experts expect that the new concrete helicopter AC313 will be enjoying popularity among private traders. In addition, the increase in demand for civilian transport should encourage the government to weaken the control regime for civilian aircraft and make it more suitable conditions for the future development of this sphere.