China Eastern Airlines livery C919 completes first test flight

China's first large civil jet C919 completed its first test flight at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Tuesday (November 22).

According to the surging coverage, the C919 (B-001J) wearing the livery of China Eastern Airlines took off from Shanghai Pudong Airport at 8:05 in the morning and returned to Shanghai Pudong Airport at 1:00 in the afternoon. The whole flight lasted 4 hours and 55 minutes.

China Eastern Airlines plans to receive the first C919 large passenger aircraft by the end of the year, and is expected to put into business operations as soon as possible after meeting the regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Administration in the first half of 2023.


C919 was issued a type certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in September this year and will deliver its first aircraft by the end of this year. It has previously received 815 orders from 28 customers. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China announced on the 9th of this month that it has signed another 300 confirmed orders. Reuters reported earlier that the C919 made by COMAC is a competitor to the international best-selling aircraft Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX.

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