In celebration of the six C919 flight test aircraft successfully completing all of their flight tests on July 19, 2022, Yanliang theatre command of the C919 flight test on-site integrated command hosted a summary meeting at Weinan Huashan Airport in Shaanxi province.
The six C919 flight test aircraft had successfully completed all of the flight tests, indicating that the certification of the C919 aircraft had reached its completion and that full-scale attempts to obtain certification had commenced.
This is a significant staged achievement of the C919 programme made possible by the CPC Central Committee, with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core. All six of China’s C919 aircraft have successfully completed their flying tests.
The process of flight test of C919 aircraft was reviewed and summarized, and exchanges and speeches were made by relevant representatives including test pilots and flight test engineers.
The COMAC C919 aircraft specification and orders
The narrow body Comac C919 provides a 158 seat, two class cabin arrangement, as well as 168 and 174 seats in a single class configuration. The C919, China’s first independently created trunk jetliner, has a range of 4.074 kilometres. The maximum takeoff weight is 78.900 kg.The aircraft is powered by the CFM leap -1c engine, which is based on the -1A engine that powers the Airbus A320neo.
With a fuselage length of 3.96 metres and a height of 4.166 metres (13.67 feet), it could be possible to use a single unit load system for both aircraft. Its wingspan measures 33.6 m (110 ft), and its intended cargo capacity is 0.4 tonnes. The design aims for an operating ceiling of 12,200 metres and a cruise speed of Mach 0.785 (450kn) (39,800ft).
As of 31 August 2018, Comac has 1008 commitments including 305 firm orders, mostly from Chinese leasing companies or airlines.