Posts Tagged “C919”

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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The COMAC Impact on International Markets has Begun

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The COMAC Impact on International Markets has Begun






City Airways, based in Thailand, has signed an agreement with ICBC Leasing and COMAC for 10 ARJ-21 regional jets and 10 C919 narrow-body jets.  This international sale, to a customer currently operating 2 Boeing jets, indicates that COMAC will be aggressive, including leasing company financing support, as it markets its new aircraft internationally.   The…

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C919 sneak peek

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C919 sneak peek






Here are some images of the C919 released unofficially via a “WeChat” user.  WeChat is a Chinese social media platform – this link provides you with an analysis of the app.  Since the provider of these images is not named, we can assume the images are not sanctioned.

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First C919 engine arrives

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First C919 engine arrives






COMAC and CFM International celebrated delivery of the first LEAP-1C engine for the C919 prototype yesterday.  The second Leap-1C engine is expected to be delivered to COMAC in August. The first C919 prototype is in final assembly in Shanghai. The fuselage has been completed and mobile systems are being installed.  But first flight had been…

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More C919 news

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More C919 news






COMAC has nearly completed the basic assembly of its C919 prototype, Chinese media are reporting. This picture released by Pudong Times shows the C919 prototype on the final assembly line. The engines, avionics, flight control and hydraulics systems have yet to be installed. COMAC started final assembly of its C919 prototype in September 2014 and…

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