Comac Unveils The C919

The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) unveiled its C919 aircraft in Shanghai today (November 2).

The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) unveiled its C919 aircraft in Shanghai today (November 2).

Footage from Chinese state television showed the narrowbody aircraft coming off the assembly line at Comac’s facility.

According to local media reports, Comac said it will begin ground testing on the C919's avionics, flight controls and hydraulics systems shortly while its scheduled maiden flight is still planned for 2016.

Created to give China a footprint in the aircraft manufacturing market, Comac said the aircraft has amassed 517 orders to date.

TAGS: Asia Pacific
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