Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / China / Society

China's C919 to enter intensive test flight phase in H2

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-08-04 21:09
Share - WeChat
A photo taken on Aug 1 shows a C919 jet, type 104, taking off from a runway at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. [Photo/]

SHANGHAI -- China's C919 passenger airplane will enter into a new phase of intensive test flights in the second half of this year, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China.

A total of six prototypes of the jetliner model will be put to the intensive test flight missions with two more aircraft set to join the fleet, said the developer.

On Aug 1, the fourth C919 prototype completed its maiden flight, also its first test flight mission.

It took to the sky over Shanghai Pudong International Airport and underwent various inspections and system checks during the flight of one hour and 25 minutes.

The C919, China's first homegrown trunk jetliner, conducted a successful maiden flight on May 5, 2017, at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

To date, the COMAC has received 815 orders for the C919 planes from 28 customers worldwide.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349