Posts Tagged “C919”

CFM LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system wins FAA/EASA certification

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CFM LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system wins FAA/EASA certification






Today CFM International announced their LEAP-1C engine, for the COMAC C919, has won certification from both EASA and the FAA. The certification from both agencies is unusual.  Another unusual feature of this engine is that CFM provided COMAC with a totally integrated propulsion system that includes the engine, nacelle, and thrust reverser. While this news…

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C919 progress

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C919 progress






More than a year since its engines were delivered, the C919 fired them up for the first time last week on November 9th.  The C919 is powered by the LEAP 1C, and is the third of the LEAP-engined models, after the A320neo and 737MAX.  The LEAP 1C engines closely resemble those found on the A320neo,…

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Another C919 Delay?

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Another C919 Delay?






COMAC representatives have conceded that the first flight of the C919, which was scheduled to be completed this year, will likely not fly until April 2017.  This schedule slippage will likely add another three to six months to the program development timeline, which was scheduled for the first half of 2019.  The program status is…

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China moves on aero engine business

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News from China is that the state has formally created the Aero Engine Corp of China. Headquartered in Beijing, the  company has a registered capital of 50 billion yuan ($7.5bn), and 96,000 employees.  The new company will consist of three current firms being merged.  AVIC Aviation Engine Corp, Sichuan Chengfa Aero Science and Technology Co…

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Is China’s aircraft manufacturing standing still?

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An old Chinese saying goes “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still”.   Perhaps these words help Chinese aerospace managers deal with more delay news. Let’s start with the ARJ21, which was first scheduled to enter service 7 years ago in 2009.  Launch customer Chengdu Airlines received their first aircraft in…

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COMAC’s Day in the Sun as it Rolls Out the C919

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COMAC’s Day in the Sun as it Rolls Out the C919






  The COMAC C919 was rolled out yesterday in a ceremony at the factory in Tianjin.  This represents a milestone for Chinese Aviation, which will now compete with Boeing and Airbus in the heart of the narrow-body marketplace.  While the program, like most new programs today, has been delayed, it represents a major milestone for…

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