Avic’s general aviation subsidiary, Caiga, will begin assembly of the first Avic TA600 amphibious firefighting and sea-rescue aircraft at the end of this year or early next year. Other Avic subsidiaries are building structural assemblies of the aircraft, which was formerly called the Dragon 600 and, before that, the Sea Dragon. The suppliers include Xian Aircraft, part of Caiga sibling Avic Aircraft, a specialist in building large airplanes. Caiga’s Zhuhai plant will assemble the ...

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