Derived from Changhe Z-8


First known as Changhe Z-8F-100, the AC313 is a commercial transport capable for 27 passengers with a maximum range of 900 kilometers. Powered by 3 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-67A engines (1,200 shp each), has composite main rotor blades, a modern avionics suite and a maximum takeoff weight of 13.8 tonnes. Performed first flight in Jingdezhen City on March 18, 2010 and received the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification on January 4, 2012. Flying Dragon Special Aviation announced as the launch customer.

Model News

Simplex SkyCannon for Chinese AC313, 11-May-17 : Simplex Aerospace received a new order for its firefighting system Simplex SkyCannon, named Model 580, for the AVIC AC313 chinese helicopter

China’s AC313 Passes All Airworthiness Tests, 28-Mar-17 : AVIC announced that China’s first heavy-lift helicopter for civilian purpose, the AC313, has passed all airworthiness tests

Monitor Equipment for Chinese AC313 and AC352, 26-Oct-16 : Meggitt Sensing Systems awarded $48 million contract to supply Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) for Chinese Avicopter AC313/SJ (firefighter Super Frelon) and AC352 (EC175) helicopters

Simplex Fire Attack Systems for Chinese AC313, 17-Jun-15 : Simplex confirm an order from Changhe China Avicopter for 6 Model 380A Fire Attack Systems to be installed on AC313 helicopters for firefighting

Chinese AC313 with GE Aviation HUMS System, 08-Jan-15 : GE Aviation has been selected by AVICopter to provide the Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for their AC313 (Super Frelon) helicopter fleet in China.

Derivatives & Versions

CAIC Z-18 2011 Based on the Avicopter AC313 design, has a modified lowered fuselage and is powered by improved WZ-6C turboshaft with rotor blade with composite ...

List of Operators of AVIC AC313

From Organisation with model AC313

Construction Numbers on database of AC313 or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
01 2010 CN B-1108L : Avicopter AC313 prototype f/f 18mar10; Flew about 30mi+

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