China’s HH-100 Commercial Unmanned Transport System Demonstrator Completed Maiden Flight

China’s HH-100 Commercial Unmanned Transport System Demonstrator Completed Maiden Flight

XI’AN, Jun 13 (NNN-XINHUA) – A demonstrator of China’s HH-100 aerial commercial unmanned transportation system, yesterday, completed a successful maiden flight, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced.

The HH-100 demonstrator conducted its first flight at a general aviation airport in Xi’an, north-west China’s Shaanxi Province, said the AVIC, the country’s leading aircraft manufacturer.

HH-100 was independently developed by AVIC XAC Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd. in Xi’an, an AVIC subsidiary in Shaanxi Province. It has two major parts, namely an unmanned aerial vehicle and a ground-based command-and-control station.

During the flight, the demonstrator produced a stable performance and completed all test-flight requirements, with its relevant systems working well, said the AVIC.

HH-100 features multiple advantages, such as low cost and high payload. It has a designed maximum take-off weight of 2,000 kilograms, a payload capacity of 700 kilograms and a full-weight range of 520 kilometres, according to the developer.

Its maximum cruise speed is 300 kilometres per hour, and it has a service ceiling of 5,000 metres. It is a cargo-focused aerial vehicle and has the capacity to carry approximately four cubic metres of cargo.

HH-100 will be capable of serving effective, connected air-ground transportation, according to its developer.

In addition to the roles it will serve in regional air logistics, it will also be able to meet demand from forest and grassland firefighting work, the delivery of relief materials, emergency relay communication, and weather modification.

Targeting the booming low-altitude economy, a series of large, intelligent, low-cost and reliable commercial unmanned transportation aerial systems are being planned, the AVIC said.– NNN-XINHUA  


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