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Taiwanese jet trainer achieves first official flight
Taiwan’s new-generation Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) performed its official maiden flight on 22 June, witnessed by President Tsai Ing-wen. The aircraft, nicknamed Brave Hawk, is now moving towards mass production.
The first model, with serial number ‘11001’, took off from Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung, where the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) main hangar is located. Two former Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) pilots conducted this ceremonial flight in front of politicians.
In fact, the AJT had its first successful test flight on 10 June, 12 days earlier than the official ceremony.
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