The first COMAC C919 has been delivered to China Eastern and will soon enter commercial service. While the ramp-up will be slow, COMAC now has orders for more than 1,100 C919 aircraft from Chinese airlines and leasing companies. For the West, that means 1,100 aircraft...
It was a ceremony that was supposed to have happened exactly twelve months ago, but today, COMAC finally delivered the first C919 to China Eastern Airlines. It marks a new chapter in the history of Chinese aviation, which will be closely followed by Western OEMs....
Yesterday the CAAC issued COMAC with its production certificate for the C919. The type certification was issued in September. COMAC now has permission to accelerate from making test aircraft to full production. COMAC likely delivers its first customer C919 to...
UPDATE – COMAC reportedly has won orders for 300 C919 aircraft as well as for thirty ARJ21s, the Chinese airframer announced on the first day of the Airshow China, better known as the Zhuhai Airshow. If all orders are new is not known. COMAC C919 wins orders...
The big news from China today is that the COMAC C919 has been certified for service. It has been a long time coming and follows the deliberate process we saw with the ARJ21. Except the period was slightly shorter as COMAC learned from developing the ARJ. Launched in...
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