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China Eastern Airlines Takes Delivery of 5th Home-grown COMAC C919 Jet

Mar 14,2024

Aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has delivered the fifth C919 narrow-body airliner to China Eastern Airlines.

The Chinese state-owned manufacturer delivered the aircraft, registered as B-919F, ferrying it from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) on March 2, 2024, as reported by China Daily. The two-month-old aircraft, soon to launch passenger services, features a two-class cabin layout accommodating up to 164 passengers.

The B919F marks the final delivery of the initial batch of five C919 aircraft ordered by China Eastern Airlines in 2021. The carrier had previously received four deliveries: the B-919A, B919C, B919D, and B919E.

China Eastern Airlines has received the fifth homegrown C919 aircraft.

The company bought five C919 passenger aircraft from Commercial Aircraft Corp of China on March 1 2021.

China Eastern Airlines introduced the inaugural C919 to its fleet on December 8, 2022, with the second aircraft delivered in July and commencing passenger service in August 2023. The carrier received its third and fourth domestically produced single-aisle passenger jets on December 9, 2023, and January 2, 2024, respectively.

All four aircraft are already operating scheduled passenger flights connecting Shanghai (SHA) and Chengdu (CTU), as indicated by flight history on Flightradar24.com.

In September 2023, China Eastern Airlines made headlines with a groundbreaking almost $10 billion-worth deal with COMAC, placing a substantial order of 100 C919 aircraft. The deal holds the record for the largest single order for C919 narrow-body jets so far.

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