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China is building AG600 for rescue operations and fighting forest fires.

China conducted a successful ground test of the world’s largest seaplane AG600. Sina reported, citing Chinese aircraft Corporation.

It is reported that in may will be the first flight AG600 over land, and in the second half of the year, the amphibious aircraft will fly over water.

AG600 plan to be used for rescue operations and fighting forest fires.

Maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 53.5 tons, 20 seconds AG600 able to take up to 12 tons of water and drop 370 tons of liquid without refueling.

The seaplane can stay aloft for up to 12 hours, its maximum speed of 500 kilometers per hour.

Previously the American company Boeing has successfully tested a new passenger plane, the 737 MAX 9 .