The AC313 is a 13-ton tri-turbine helicopter developed by AVICOPTER and a civil variant of the Changhe Z-8 (also manufactured by Harbin), derived from the Z-8F. It was CAAC certified on 4 January, 2012 and passed by the Aircraft Evaluation Group. The first flight of the AC313 was on March 18, 2010, with operational introduction on Dec. 5, 2013.
Its 6-blade main rotor is of composite material, mounted with a titanium flexible rotorhead.
The cabin permits 18-27 passengers or 15 stretchers. Maximum internal and external payloads are 5600 kg and 5000 kg, respectively. The maximum fuel weight is 3800 kg.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)