AG600

C-130 on floats: Can we expect a seaplane renaissance?

In September 2021, the US announced a seaplane version of the C-130. But is there more to this development than meets the eye? AeroTime investigates....


First flight from sea for Chinese AG600, world's largest seaplane

The AG600 seaplane, developed indigenously by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), made its maiden flight over the sea in the coastal city of Qingdao. The aircraft could become an asset for the strategy of the Chinese military in the disputed maritime sectors of the South China Sea....