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The Comac C919 has received its type inspection authorization. (Photo: Comac)

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 to receive an airworthiness certificate to begin deliveries to Chinese airlines by next year. There are six C919 prototypes spread across China, and all will apparently be involved in the…