china-flag.gifChina’s first domestically developed civilian helicopter has completed a successful maiden flight in Jingdezhen, in the eastern province of Jiangxi.


The heavy lift helicopter, built by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China, carries up to 27 passengers or up to 14 tonnes.


It is designed to be used for rescue missions in earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters.


It has become the latest advance for the country’s ambitious aerospace industry.