The Civil Aviation Administration of China held a ceremony at Beijing Capital Airport to officially issue the C919 aircraft type certificate to COMAC. The official said that this marks the first trunk-line jet in China developed in accordance with the international advanced airworthiness standards to pass the airworthiness certification of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and comply with the "Airworthiness Standards for Transport Aircraft" (CCAR-25 of the "China Civil Aviation Regulations"). 25-R3) requirements, have an acceptable level of safety, and can participate in civil air transport activities.
The C919 passenger aircraft is my country's self-developed medium- and short-range commercial trunk-line twin-engine large passenger aircraft with independent intellectual property rights. It successfully made its first flight on May 5, 2017, and obtained the first type of inspection approval on November 27, 2020.
At present, the C919 passenger aircraft has 28 customers, with a total of 815 orders. According to the current plan, the first aircraft will also be delivered to the first operator, China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd. before the end of the year, and China Eastern may put the new aircraft into operation for the first time in the first quarter of 2023.
At present, the C919 passenger aircraft has completed the five-year certification, and flight test work, waiting for the issuance of the type certificate. According to the first financial news, the C919 will be certified as soon as this month, and it plans to deliver the first aircraft to its first customer, China Eastern Airlines, within this year .
According to the announcement issued by China Eastern Airlines in May, it plans to introduce 4 C919 domestically produced large aircraft and 24 ARJ21 domestically produced regional airliners, with a catalog unit price of 653 million yuan.
China Eastern stated that the aircraft types to be introduced in this non-public offering include domestic C919 aircraft and ARJ21-700 aircraft, which will help the company continue to firmly support the national strategy of domestic large aircraft and help the development of domestic large aircraft industry clusters.
The full name of the C919 aircraft is COMAC919. It is a large civil jet aircraft developed by my country in accordance with international civil aviation regulations and with independent intellectual property rights. It has 158-168 seats and a range of 4075-5555 kilometers.