According to media reports, on December 30, 2019, a 4-seat fixed-wing aircraft with independent intellectual property rights jointly developed by Chongqing General Aviation Group and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, CG231, made its maiden flight at Longxing General Airport in Chongqing Liangjiang New District.
Beginning at 15:00, the CG231 aircraft that made its maiden flight completed the stages of take-off and climb, level flight, cross-field flight, and landing in accordance with the established subjects, and achieved a successful maiden flight. The entire maiden flight process lasted about 30 minutes.
CG231 is the first all-glass fiber composite 4-seater fixed-wing aircraft in China. The aircraft adopts a single-wing layout, optional Continental CD-155/Lycoming IO-360 engine, and integrated integrated display system. The aircraft has a wingspan of 11.18 meters, a take-off weight of 1184 kg, a maximum cruising range of 1,600 kilometers, a maximum level flight speed of 280 km/h, a ceiling of more than 6,000 meters, a takeoff roll distance of less than 300 meters, and a landing roll distance of only It takes 150 meters.
CG231 can be used in pilot training, police patrols, sightseeing travel, experience flight, aerial photography and other fields, with perfect flight quality and aesthetic comfort. The CG231 aircraft is very convenient to use and maintain. The expected price will not exceed 2 million yuan, which is extremely competitive in the market.
At the beginning of its design, CG231 formulated the design idea of "one aircraft, multiple models, series development". In the future, Chongqing General Aviation Group will use CG231 as the platform to conduct research and development of seaplanes through serial development and improvement to realize this model. The serialization of development.
CG231 is also the first domestic composite material to be used on an all-composite aircraft in China. It has received strong support from the Airworthiness Certification Department of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Southwest Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau. It has entered the Type Certificate (TC) of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Review procedures. Most of the aircraft components are supplied domestically, and cooperation with more than a dozen finished product suppliers can drive the rapid development of the radiation general aircraft supporting industry and the improvement of airworthiness. At the same time, several universities participated in the project development, giving full play to the advantages of the combination of production, education and research.
The successful maiden flight of the CG231 aircraft has filled the gap in the application of domestically-made composite materials in domestic all-composite aircraft, opened up a brand-new product category in the general aviation market, and created the commercial use of all-glass fiber composite aircraft in the general aviation market in China The precedent for promotion and application has played an important role in promoting the development of China's aviation technology with independent intellectual property rights and truly realizing "independent research and development and independent manufacturing" of general aircraft.