COMAC’s C919 Gains Certification from CAAC

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China's (COMAC) C919 received its Type Certificate (TC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) on September 29, 2022. The milestone came five years after the type's maiden flight in May 2017. Following certification, the company expects to deliver the first aircraft to its…

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Despite all the hype built up around the two COMAC C919s that flew from Shanghai to Beijing last week, the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) — the country's civil aviation regulator — did not award the plane its type certificate (TC) on Sept. 19. Regulators typically don't set target…

COMAC’s C919 Finishes Testing Stages, Nears Certification

According to a social media post by The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China(COMAC) on July 23, the COMAC C919 has completed all flight test tasks and is in the final certification phase. The completion marks a significant milestone for the program and could mean certification in the coming months. For reference,…

COMAC C919 Secures its First Firm Orders

China Eastern Airlines, a launch customer of the COMAC C919 signed a firm order with the state-owned aircraft manufacturer on Monday to purchase five of the narrow-body aircraft, the China Commercial Aircraft Corporation (COMAC) said. The airline, which signed a letter of intent with COMAC in 2010, is expected to…

Comac C919 Enters Final Testing Phase

Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China — shortened to Comac — has received the type inspection authorization for its C919 narrowbody aircraft, allowing it to move to the final phase of flight testing and eventual certification, FlightGlobal reports. Comac will promptly begin testing the aircraft, and it hopes…