China builds world’s biggest water-landing plane

Aviation engineers in China have begun building what will be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft: a plane that can take off and land from water.

A small scale amphibious aircraft.

A small scale amphibious aircraft. Image by Pete Markham / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Jiaolong (Water Dragon) AG600 will be marketed for export and used mainly for cargo transport, with seats for up to 50 people. The plane is expected to be flight-ready by mid-2016. Read more:

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