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First C919 to have flight test in FTCC

Jan 23,2017

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has handed over the first C919 aircraft to Flight Test Center of COMAC (FTCC) on the 25th of December 2016.

He Dongfeng , President of
COMAC and Executive Deputy General Director of C919 Program, encouraged all personnel participating in the research and test of C919 program to continue to do their best and devote themselves to various efforts on follow-up production, scientific research and flight test with full energy and passion. He also emphasized that first priority should always be given to safety and quality to ensure that there is no risk at all.

The announcement has followed the certification of CFM International LEAP-1C engine by the both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the 21st of December 2016. The engine will power the 150-passenger C919 airplane.

In November 2015, the first C919 rolled out at
COMAC facilities in Shanghai. More recently, COMAC successfully started the engines for the first time in early November 2016, running them for 10 minutes at ground idle power at the companys Shanghai Pudong International Airport facility.

T
he C919 is expected to edge toward its first flight as soon as late March. Meanwhile, the wide-body aircraft project between COMAC and UAC will start early this year. Jianzhong SHI, Vice President of COMAC and Chief Commander of wide body aircraft project , will hare the experience of C919 first flight test and the progress of wide-body aircraft project on 8th Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum 2017 as the Chairman which is hosted by Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics and held on May 10th -11th, 2017 in Shanghai China.

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