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Comac C-919 aircraft will make China autonomous

Expected to be on the market in 2022, the aircraft should emancipate Beijing from Boeing and Airbus

The C-919 aircraft is a narrow-body passenger aircraft made by State-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). It is a fixed-wing aircraft that Beijing is developing with the aim of competing with airplane in the same range produced by US-based Boeing and European-based Airbus. 
After production began in December 2011, the first prototype of the C-919 rolled off the assembly line in November 2015 and completed its maiden flight in the skies over the city of Shanghai in May 2017. The manufacturer initially hoped to bring the jet to market in 2016, but it failed.

Comac had subsequently been hit by restrictions imposed by the Trump administration in 2020, which blacklisted the Chinese company to prevent it from sourcing components to build the aircraft. In fact, the plane is currently powered by Leap-1C engines, made in partnership with General Electric and France's Safran.

However, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has made it known that approval of the certification authorizing the C-919 to fly is a key goal for 2022.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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