China Comac C919 Stumbles on FAA Flight Deck Standards
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October 17, 2018 - by Jennifer Meszaros for AINonline
Despite 10 years of development and a wealth of support from foreign firms, China's efforts to gain entry into western markets with an indigenous airliner continue to progress slowly as Comac struggles to bring its ambitious C919 project in line with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration requirements.
According to a source working closely with Comac who spoke with AIN on condition of anonymity, engineers have begun re-evaluating the C919's flight-deck design to satisfy Part 25.1302 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
"Section 1302 is quite strict on human factors and necessary for FAA certification...