A Y-5B airworthiness verification aircraft carrying four fire-extinguishing bombs completed its maiden flight on Nov 22, laying a solid foundation for upcoming test flights for function verification and airworthiness certification.
A Y-5B airworthiness verification aircraft carrying four fire-extinguishing bombs completes its maiden flight on Nov 22. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
In response to construction of the national emergency rescue system in China, the Y-5B firefighter aircraft was developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC) integrating multiple functions like regular patrols and surveillance.
The firefighter has outstanding low-altitude and low-speed flight, making it a patrol expert with four fire-extinguishing bombs over forests and grasslands. When fire occurs, it will play a key role in controlling it.
At present, the firefighter can carry as many as four 200-kilometer fire-extinguishing bombs and is capable of putting out fire covering up to 1,200 square meters.
(Executive editor: Xie Yunxiao)