A Lingyan AG50 light-sport aircraft is seen during its maiden flight in Jingmen, Central China's Hubei province, Aug 26, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
WUHAN – The Lingyan AG50, China's new-generation light-sport aircraft, has obtained its type certificate, a milestone on its journey to market operations.
The Lingyan AG50 has a maximum takeoff weight of 650 kilograms, a payload of 245 kilograms, and a range of 1,000 kilometers
The AG50 was awarded the certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), indicating that its design meets airworthiness standards and environmental requirements.
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The new aircraft is designed for aeroclubs, general aviation companies, training schools and private pilots. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 650 kilograms, a payload of 245 kilograms, and a range of 1,000 kilometers.
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It completed its maiden flight in August 2020 in the central Chinese province of Hubei.