China’s AC313 – Asia’s largest helicopter for civilian use

The AC313 an updated design based on the earlier Harbin Z-8, itself a development of the Aérospatiale Super Frelon. The general designer of AC313 is Mr. Xu Chaoliang (徐朝梁), and the deputy general designer of AC313 is Mr. Li Jiayun (李家云). The prototype first flew at Jingdezhen, Jiangxi on 18 March 2010. It is designed to carry 27 passengers, has a reported maximum range of 900 kilometres, and a maximum payload of 13.8 tonnes.

Asia’s largest helicopter for civilian use get certification

It weights 13 tons with three powerful turboshaft engines.

In 2013:
Helicopters from France, Russia, the United States and Italy account for a large share of China’s helicopter market. The France-based Eurocopter Group took 40 percent of China’s civil helicopter market share after it exported more than 160 helicopters to China. The Anglo-Italian helicopter company Agusta Westland claimed 90 percent of China’s police and public security market when it got an order for 30 helicopters this August.

Industry insiders said the sector will develop more rapidly as the government attaches more importance to the improvement of public services, as this will require more helicopters for public security, forest fire prevention and medical aid.

2010年3月18日,由中国航空工业集团公司(简称中航工业)自主研制的AC313大型民用直升机,在江西景德镇首飞成功。该机由中航工业直升机公司(简称中航工业直升机)为主研制,中航工业所属多家企业参与研制。2012年1月5日,AC313直升机获得了由中国民用航空局颁发的型号合格证。

国产AC313直升机创海拔8000米升限新纪录

2010年3月18日,由中国航空工业集团公司(简称中航工业)自主研制的AC313大型民用直升机,在江西景德镇首飞成功。该机由中航工业直升机公司(简称中航工业直升机)为主研制,中航工业所属多家企业参与研制。作为我国第一个大型民用直升机,该机完全按照适航条例研制,整机性能达到国际第三代直升机水平,填补了我国大型民用直升机研制的空白,使中国和欧、美、俄一样具备自主研制大型直升机的能力,在中国直升机发展史上具有重大意义。