COMAC announced that at 6:52 on May 14th, the C919 aircraft numbered B-001J took off from the fourth runway of Pudong Airport and landed safely at 9:54, marking that COMAC was about to deliver the first aircraft The first flight test of the user’s first C919 large aircraft was successfully completed.
COMAC said that during the 3-hour, 2-minute flight, the test pilots coordinated with the flight test engineers to complete the scheduled tasks, and the aircraft was in good condition and performance. At present, the preparations for the test flight and delivery of the C919 large aircraft are progressing in an orderly manner.
According to the data, the C919 aircraft is my country’s first single-aisle large trunk passenger aircraft developed in accordance with international advanced airworthiness standards, and has my country’s complete independent intellectual property rights. The maximum range is more than 5,500 kilometers, and its performance is comparable to that of the new generation of mainstream single-aisle passenger aircraft in the world. It successfully made its first flight on May 5, 2017.
According to previous information, China Eastern Airlines, as the world’s first launch user of the domestically produced large aircraft C919, has officially signed the first batch of C919 large passenger aircraft purchase contracts with COMAC, and will become the world’s first airline to operate C919 large passenger aircraft.
On March 1, 2021, the world’s first order for C919 officially landed. China Eastern Airlines Group Co., Ltd. and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. formally signed the purchase contract for the C919 large passenger aircraft, and purchased five C919 large passenger aircraft. The batch of C919 passenger planes purchased by China Eastern Airlines will use Shanghai as the main base, and will be put into routes from Shanghai to Beijing Daxing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen, Wuhan and Qingdao.
On May 9, 2022, China Eastern Airlines announced that it plans to raise no more than 15 billion yuan to introduce 38 aircraft projects and supplement working capital, including 4 COMAC C919s, with a catalog unit price of 653 million yuan. .