At 16:00 on August 5, in Sanyuan General Airport of Wuhu, with a roar of engines, the Diamond Dual-engine four-seater aircraft of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) carried by the AE300 engine produced by Wuhu Diamond Aero Engine Co. Ltd.(WDAE) landed smoothly, which marked the successful test flight of the Chinese domestic AE300 engine.
It is reported that the successfully tested AE300 aero-engine obtained the production license issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in November 2019. In May 2020, the first airworthy domestic AE300 engine was successfully delivered to the CETC Wuhu Diamond Aircraft Manufacture Co., LTD. Lasted for nearly three months, The engine successively completed the test tasks of static verification, ground test, taxiing and data comparison of left and right engine. Through relevant verification, it has been fully proved that the performance indexes of domestic AE300 engine are comparable to those of foreign aircraft engines of the same type.
The successful test flight of AE300 engine marks the initial success of Wuhu aviation industry in the development of navigable piston engine.
Translated by Yuan Mengwen from Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhu Municipal People’s Government