|A ship-borne J-15 fighter is making short ski-jump takeoff from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier “Liaoning”. (Navy.81.cn/Hu Kaibing)|
China's first aircraft carrier "Liaoning" returned yesterday morning to a naval port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province after successfully completing its scheduled tests at sea.
During the tests, the ship-borne J-15 fighters made 100-odd sorties in all, conducting the tests of such subjects as taking-off with maximum payload along the long and short runways on the aircraft carrier, arresting-cable-controlled landing with maximum payload, and multi-weapon configuration takeoff and landing.
Furthermore, multiple fighters successfully completed take-off and landing on the aircraft carrier at short intervals. Through the tests, the commanding process of on-ship flight for ship-borne aircraft has been optimized and flight deck operation process has been fully verified.
The sea trail conducted by the aircraft carrier "Liaoning" in September exceeded the previous ones both in duration and distance since its maiden voyage on October 12, 2012.