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COMAC Announces End of C919 Test Flight Phase

By Antonio Gozain | Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:00

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced the completion of the C919 jetliner test flights. The Chinese state-owned planemaker is waiting for the type certification to be issued by regulatory authority CAAC.

The C919 is China’s largest bet to supply air travel in the world’s largest market. The country’s first self-developed trunk jetliner offers 158-174 seats and a range of 4,075-5,555 km and is expected to compete with the Airbus 320neo family and the Boeing 737 Max variants.

COMAC has received a total 815 orders for the C919 jets from 28 customers worldwide, most of them in China. The first operator of the aircraft will be OTT Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, which has signed a contract for five jets.


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The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, Reuters, A21
Antonio Gozain Antonio Gozain Journalist and Industry Analyst