Chinese Comac C919 Delayed Again? - AirInsight
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News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. The second C919, B-001C had its first flight of 2018 on January 14th. The aircraft took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 7:38 a.m. and landed at 10:33 after a flight of two hours and 55 minutes. A Bloomberg article points out that this flight test program is much slower than Western programs and even slower than one might have expected from an aircraft from COMAC.
Given the ARJ-21's very long gestation, one could be skeptical of China's aerospace ambitions. But those ambitions continue to mushroom. COMAC has an engine RFP out for the C929. The C929 is approximately sized like the A330-900.
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