C919

COMAC C919: design finalized, certification tests to begin

Chinese manufacturer COMAC has received type inspection authorization for its newest airliner, the C919, and now aims to start deliveries in 2021....


COMAC C919: how to break Airbus-Boeing duopoly

On November 2, 2020, China flew its COMAC C919 at an airshow for the first time. It seemed like it was capable of impressing the audience, but can it do the most important task: break the Airbus-Boeing duopoly?...


Why would US block engine sales to Chinese-made C919?

With the rumored possibility of Unites States blocking General Electric exporting the LEAP-1C engine that powers the COMAC C919, could it be a display of soft power from the Trump administration?...


Aircraft to watch in 2020

What new passenger aircraft can we expect to see in 2020?...


Sixth, final C919 prototype makes maiden flight

The sixth prototype of Chinese commercial passenger aircraft C919, 106, made its first flight on December 27, 2019. The prototype is the last of six aircraft to be used for testing prior to the airliner certification and service entry, expected in 2021. ...


COMAC transfers fifth C919 jet for flight testing in Nanchang

COMAC has transferred the fifth prototype of the C919 large passenger jet from Shanghai to a site in Nanchang where the airplane will undergo further flight testing. The aircraft in question is a penultimate plane devoted to flight testing. ...


China moves forward with C919, aims at certification in 2021

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) declared that the fourth prototype of the state-developed C919 large passenger aircraft successfully completed its first test flight, moving closer to certification and deliveries of the jetliner.   ...


Second prototype of C919 enters advanced flight testing

The second prototype of Chinese-made narrow body airliner C919, B-102A, landed at Yaohu Airport, in Nanchang, in south-east China’s Jiangxi Province, on October 27, 2018. The aircraft took off from the Shengli Airport (DOY) in Dongying, in east China's Shandong Province, where it landed in July 2018 after the first long-distance flight from COMAC final assembly line in Shanghai....


China’s Trump card: the C919

 Not wanting to cede the entirety of the increased demand for aircraft to Airbus and Boeing, the Chinese Government launched The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) in 2008.  COMAC has since launched the C919, a 168 seat aircraft which looks to break the Airbus and Boeing duopoly....


Second C919 prototype makes test flight

Seven months after the maiden flight of the Chinese C919 passenger jet, the second prototype took to the skies. On December 17, 2017, the second of six test planes performed in-flight system and equipment tests in Shanghai, China....