Chinese CYG-11 seaplane

Chinese CYG-11 seaplane flies or ‘floats’ on a cushion of air above the sea.

The CYG-11 seaplane looks like a catamaran, a plane and a hovercraft, developed in China.
It takes advantage of the aerodynamic phenomenon known as the wing-in-ground effect, when an aircraft’s wings are close to the ground, floating on a cushion of air.

Chinese CYG-11 seaplane 3
Two prototypes of the CYG-11 Craft were tested and is believed that will be a joint £500 million project between Russia and China.
Chinese CYG-11 seaplane 2
The seaplane has a maximum range of 930 miles (1,500 km) and can reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
It can carry 10 passengers plus two flight crew and is capable of flying 62 miles on 28 litres of fuel.
A larger version carrying 40 people and another one capable of carrying between 55 and 120 passengers, will follow.