Tag: COMAC

China’s C919 Aircraft to Undergo Tests Ahead of 2021 Deliveries

China’s first domestically made large passenger aircraft is expected to undergo intensive test flights in 2018, in a bid to make the first delivery of the airliner in 2021. Before the delivery can be made, the C919 still faces complicated and difficult test flights, Science and Technology Daily reported, citing Wang Wei, chief engineer at […]

Russo-Chinese CR 929 Program Passes Critical Design Review

The Board of Directors of China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC), the joint venture between Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and China’s COMAC, has approved the critical design review (CDR) of the widebody long-haul airliner family dubbed CR 929, to be designed jointly by the two countries. UAC confirms that the program has passed the […]

COMAC To Get ARJ21 Production Certificate This Week

COMAC is close to securing the production certificate for its ARJ21 regional jet, sources say. The manufacturer has completed all necessary work and met the requirements. A final evaluation by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has also been completed. The Chinese manufacturer is scheduled to be awarded the production certificate in a ceremony […]

Russian-Chinese Long-Range Wide-Body Aircraft Project To Cost $13 Bln

The Russian-Chinese project to develop a long-range wide-body airliner will cost about $13 billion, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company Vladislav Masalov said on Monday. The Sukhoi head made this statement after an official ceremony of opening the office of the project’s operator, which was held in the headquarters of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of […]

Boeing Breaks Ground On Chinese 737 Completion Center

Boeing has started construction of a new 737 completion and delivery in China, as part of a cooperation with domestic aircraft manufacturer Comac. The facility is Boeing’s first overseas and is scheduled to open 2018 in Zhoushan, situated in China’s Zhejiang Province. The center’s capabilities will include fitting the 737s with seating and inflight entertainment […]

Russian-Chinese Widebody Passenger Airliner Project Officially Launched

A joint venture between Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (Comac) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to develop a long-haul widebody aircraft (provisionally designated Comac C929) has been registered in China, as follows from UAC’s annual report. The establishment of the venture marks the official start of the project. Known as China-Russia Commercial Aircraft […]

Russian Government to Invest in Ilyushin Aircraft

The Russian government plans to invest RUB20.4 billion ($350 million) in Ilyushin Il-114-300 aircraft and RUB17.2 billion in long-haul, widebody Il-96-400 aircraft in 2018-2019. The investments were disclosed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin at the first meeting of the newly created government aviation board March 6. Last year, the government allocated RUB52 billion to […]

New Planes Coming in 2017 to Turn the Next Page in Aviation History

The year 2017 is considered to be a big leap for the aviation industry. Together with improved editions of the most popular aircraft, absolutely new machines are believed to appear on the market. So, what to expect? COMAC C919 The aviation world‘s hopes, fears and curiosity six years ago rested with the question whether China’s […]

China’s First Large Homemade Passenger Jet To Fly In 2017

After years of delays, China’s first large homemade passenger jetliner will take to the air for its maiden flight in the first half of this year. State-owned aircraft maker Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., or Comac, based in Shanghai, has nearly completed work on the 175-passenger C919, the ruling Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily […]

COMAC Plans 1Q Maiden Flight for C919

China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) is planning a 2017 first quarter inaugural flight for the C919 narrowbody, although no more specific date has been given. The 158-seat airliner has seen several delays. The original schedule would have seen the aircraft make its maiden flight in 2014 followed by delivery to Chengdu Airlines. But program delays […]