Not all planes are designed to take off and land on water. Some are designed specifically for water-based takeoffs and landings. Known as seaplanes, they offer certain perks over their land-based counterparts.
Seaplanes are characterized by a unique design that allows them to take off and land on water. They are often preferred among recreational pilots because of the near-limitless freedom they provide. Pilots of seaplanes aren't forced to take off and land on runways. They can perform these operations from a body of water, assuming it's large enough.
There are two specific types of seaplanes: floatplanes and flying boats. Floatplanes are characterized by the use of long, slender pontoons mounted beneath the fuselage. Normally, only the pontoons of the floatplane will make direct contact with the water; thus, keeping the aircraft itself safe and sound.
The other type of seaplane is the flying boat. Rather than using dedicated pontoons for buoyancy, flying boats use their own fuselage. You see, the fuselage acts like the hull of a traditional ship by allowing water to flow around it but not in it. This allows the flying boat to remain buoyant on water using nothing more than its fuselage. Flying boats are generally larger and more expensive than floatplanes. However, they are also capable of carrying more passengers and cargo.
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Some of the key seaplane vendors profiled in this report include Beriev Aircraft Company, Aviation Industry Corporation Of China (Avic), Viking Air, G1 Aviation, Glasair Aviation, Lisa Airplanes, Shinmaywa Industries, Tecnam Aircraft, Tl Ultralight and others.
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This report segments the global seaplanes market by several criteria. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into shell-boot seaplanes, float seaplanes, and float/shell-boot seaplanes. On the basis of end-user applications, the market is segmented into passengers, tourist, search, rescue, monitoring and firefighting. Finally, the report segments the global seaplanes market by geographic region, focusing specifically on North America, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, India and Row.