March 5, 2021| 176 0

China’s New Narrowbody The COMAC C919 On Track For 2021 Certification

The new narrowbody jet of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is on track to be certified in 2021, its chief designer says. This means that the first C919 could be in service with launch customer China Eastern Airlines before the end of the year and that Boeing and Airbus could soon face real competition on the lucrative Chinese sh …

February 13, 2021| 213 0

COVID-19 Delays COMAC C919 Testing Until Autumn

Originally slated to take place in March, natural icing trials for COMAC’s C919 are being postponed due to COVID-19 travel complications. The A320 and 737 competitor was to undertake this phase of testing in London, Ontario, Canada. All aircraft must show they can withstand and then shed layers of ice without any impact on performance. Delayed to au …

January 26, 2021| 199 0

COMAC Gets Close To First C919 Deliveries

COMAC – the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China – is set to make its first commercial delivery of its C919 by the end of 2021, according to state media. This will make it the company’s second commercial aircraft brought to market after the ARJ21 regional jet. The C919 is designed to compete with the popular Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Family of …

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