COMAC plans to build six different aircraft models, which will include business jets, passenger aircraft, shrinking passenger versions and cargo. Comac C919 Enters Final Testing Phase Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China — shortened to Comac — has received the type inspection authorization … [59], The engine's nacelle, thrust reverser and exhaust system will be provided by Nexcelle, with such features as an advanced inlet configuration, the extensive use of composites and acoustic treatment and an electrically operated thrust reverser. [32] [83] [45], While the airframe is entirely made by Chinese Avic, most systems are made by Western-Chinese joint-ventures: with UTAS for the electric power, fire protection and lighting; with Rockwell Collins for the cabin systems and avionics, with Thales for the IFE, with Honeywell for the flight controls, APU, wheels and brakes; with Moog for the high lift system; with Parker for the hydraulics, actuators and fuel systems, with Liebherr for the landing gear and air management; and the CFM engine and Nexcelle nacelle are entirely foreign. On 27 November 2020, the C919 received its type inspection authorization from the CAAC, meaning that "the aircraft design has been finalised and verified, and that no major changes can be made to its structure. First commercial deliveries of the aircraft are expected in 2021 to China Eastern Airlines. At that time the two prototypes had flown less than 150 h, averaging less than 5 h per month each. In September, Comac expected to conduct 1,500 test flights for over 2,000 flying hours before the first delivery and planned to fly the third prototype before the end of 2018. The 2008 program launch initially targeted a maiden flight in 2014. The third prototype made its maiden flight on 28 December for 1h 38 min. The avionics will include core processing, display and on-board maintenance systems. To achieve certification in December 2020 and first delivery in 2021, the planned 4,200 h of flight tests would need 33 hours a month each if the last four prototypes are evenly spaced before year-end-2019. [3][4], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, Project cancelled as airport of the corporation bankrupted, City Airways orders looks doubtful as it was shut down in early 2016 by the Thai government. The planned entry to service was 2021. The authorisation — issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on 27 November — means that the aircraft … This will be a narrow body with seating capacities ranging between 168 and 190. [33] Parker Aerospace, together with its joint venture partners China Aviation Industry Systems (AVIC Systems) is a supplier of main actuating flight fly-by-wire controls, fuel inerting and hydraulic systems for aircraft. [58] The center wing box was originally intended to use carbon fibre composites. [62], Pratt & Whitney and CFM International proposed engines for the aircraft, the PW1000G and LEAP-1C respectively;[63] the LEAP-1C was selected. The European Aviation Safety Agency is intended to validate the Chinese type certificate. At that time the company intended to manufacture up to 2,300 aircraft of the type. [7] The C also has the implication that forms an "ABC" parallel situation with Airbus and Boeing. [53][31], The sixth and final prototype, intended for the flight certification program, completed its maiden flight on December 27, 2019. At that time, COMAC had a test program that supported 4,200 hours of flights and services in 2020. [80], At the June 2015 Paris Air Show, Ping An Leasing signed a letter of intent for 50 C919s, becoming one of Comac's largest customers, and Puren Group signed a letter of intent for seven C919s and seven ARJ21s, intended for the start-up Puren Airlines. The two prototypes needed their flaps and tailplanes modified, due to delamination of the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic elevators. Due to flight testing problems, the 2020 introduction previously scheduled was delayed to 2021, for China Eastern Airlines. [40] The European Aviation Safety Agency worked to validate a Chinese type certificate. It’s also apparently the beneficiary (and to some degree, the result) of … [74], COMAC aims to take a fifth of the global narrowbody market and a third of the Chinese market by 2035. The first prototype emerged on November 2, … [75] China considers it as a source of national pride. This will … The C919 cabin will have a width of 3.9 m and a height of 2.25 m. The passenger model of the aircraft will accommodate up to 170 passengers. [45], In October 2018, the flight-deck design was re-evaluated to comply with US FAR Part 25.1302, not necessary for CAAC but for FAA certification to sell it outside China, a result of inexperience of the aircraft design process. COMAC launched a narrowbody program in 2008 and started the development of the C919 in 2011. [67], In February 2020, Reuters reported that the US government considered blocking GE from selling the LEAP-1C engine to Comac, citing concerns of reverse engineering, competition for Boeing, and military use of technology. COMAC Customer Service Training Base officially opened in Jiaxing 2020-12-31 ARJ21 aircraft of OTT Airlines completes inaugural flight 2020-12-30 China Express receives another ARJ21 aircraft 2020-12-30 C919 … Dimensions and features vary with the version that suits various types of customers. The first COMAC C919 flight was carried out on May 5, 2017. [65] The ACAE CJ-1000A was unveiled at the 2012 Zhuhai Airshow. May 2017 - A COMAC C919 completed a first-flight on May 5th, 2017. In February 2018, the first prototype was flying more than once a week. JetPhotos.com is the biggest database of aviation photographs with over 4 million screened photos online! Production of the prototype began in December 2011, with the first prototype being ready on 2 November 2015 and having its maiden flight on 5 May 2017. This aircraft has a length of 38.9 m, a wingspan of 35.8 m and a height of 11.95 m. The fuselage will have a width of 3.96 m and a height of 4.16 m. The dimensions of the aircraft are almost similar to the Airbus A320. Avionics will include core processing, display and on-board maintenance systems. [66] In 2008, the development program of the single-aisle twinjet C919 was … [39], The second prototype made its first flight on 17 December 2017. [34], At the November 2010 Zhuhai Airshow, Comac announced orders for 55 C919 aircraft from six airlines, with an additional 45 options. The center and outer wing boxes, wing panels, ailerons and flaps are being produced in the center of Xi’an in China. 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[23] On 2 November 2015, Comac rolled out its first C919 aircraft. [8], The 2008 program launch initially targeted a maiden flight in 2014. COMAC has reiterated its plan to achieve certification for the C919 narrowbody airliner in 2021, adding that it will try to deliver the first unit in the same year. The Comac C919 is a narrow-body airliner developed by Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac. Aircraft design and assembly is performed in Shanghai. [69] The US eventually granted GE a license to sell the engines. [44] The C919 is a relatively new narrow-body jet built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or COMAC for short. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, COMAC, now says that its fleet of C919 aircrafts are conducting final certification test flights. COMAC C919: Price, Specs, Engine, & Cockpit. The dimensions of the C919 are quite similar to those of the Airbus A320; its fuselage is 3.96 metres (13.0 ft) wide and 4.166 metres (13.67 ft) high with a 12.915 square metres (139.02 sq ft) cross-section. [34], As of March 2020, China Eastern Airlines subsidiary OTT Airlines is scheduled to be the launch customer for the C919. COMAC has built a fleet of six prototype versions of the C919 that have been pacing through flight testing programs. The C919 avionics system will be developed by GE and the AVIC System. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued type inspection authorization for the COMAC C919, opening the way for certification flight testing. "[54] COMAC will proceed to more intensive flight tests, to certify its airworthiness by 2021 and to commence deliveries. COMAC C919. CR929 C919 aircraft is a large civil jet aircraft independently developed by China in accordance with international civil aviation regulations, and owns independent intellectual property right. [64], AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co was also tasked with developing an indigenous engine for the aircraft. [34], Comac had its second prototype ready on 28 July 2017, aiming to fly it within the year for engine, APU, fuel system and extreme weather tests. [17] The C919's aerodynamics were designed with the help of the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. C919 is part of China’s long-term goal of breaking Airbus and Boeing, and is intended to compete with Airbus A320, Boeing 737 MAX and Russian MS-21. The engine first ran in May 2018 to 6,600 rpm core speed. The aircraft, primarily constructed with aluminium alloys, is to be powered by either CFM International LEAP or ACAE CJ-1000A turbofan engines, and be able to carry 156 to 168 passengers in a normal operating configuration up to 5,555 km (3000 nmi). This will be a narrow body with seating capacities ranging between 168 and 190. The aircraft will have a modular avionics system, such as a central information system that will perform avionics, maintenance and utility functions. While no down payments were needed before its maiden flight, 500,000 yuan ($76,000) were deposited subsequently for each firm order. In February 2018, its total order book was for 815, before the order for 200 from HNA Group in June 2018, along with 100 ARJ-21s. [20], Its announced development budget was 58 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) but its actual cost was estimated at well over $20 billion. Its integrated modular avionics architecture is based on Ethernet. The C919 is a cautious design, similar to the 30 years older A320. Reports at the time indicated that the C919 was expected to commence commercial service with China Eastern Airlines in either 2021 or 2022.[5]. The landing gear is made in China by a joint venture of Germany's Liebherr and Avic's Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp: Liebherr LAMC Aviation. [60] Michelin will supply Air X radial tyres. [18] The annual production was targeted at 150 planes by 2020. It was transferred on 10 November from Shanghai to Xian to continue its flight test program, a 2h 24min, 1,300 km (700 nmi) flight reaching 7,800 m (25,600 ft) and Mach 0.74 (825 km/h; 445 kn). FlightGlobal forecasts 1,209 deliveries: 687 standard and 522 stretched variants, for 85% in China. [84] [43], Comac denied any grounding and highlighted that modifications were part of the flight test process, stating the two first aircraft were flying stability tests and checking systems. COMAC C919 is a large passenger aircraft that is currently being developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). Hebei Airlines and Joy Air each ordered 20 aircraft. The ARJ21, powered by the General Electric CF34, and the COMAC C919, powered by the CFM International LEAP 1-C, would lose their power plants. The COMAC C919 aircraft is available in various versions, such as the basic, extended, shortened, cargo, special versions, and company versions. [70], In 2012 the C919 order book stood at 380 units worth US$26 billion,[71] and averaging $68.4 million. Comac rescheduled its certification target from 2020 to 2021, with first delivery the following year. This is designed to take on Boeing and Airbus, with specifications similar to the Boeing 737 … Fig. [50], A fourth prototype conducted its maiden flight on 1 August 2019 from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The third was in final assembly with its wing and fuselage joined, cables and systems were being installed for a first flight target by the end of the year. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. 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Thanks to ties to the Chinese government, COMAC can bend the trade rules when it comes to the C919 and … C919 … Eaton Corporation was awarded a contract to supply cockpit panel assemblies and dimming control systems for aircraft in collaboration with Shanghai Aviation Electric. Succeed? [46] 4 – COMAC C919 Suppliers Block Chart. The five-month delay between first and second flights, while the second prototype was being ground-tested, was extraordinary: in 2013 the Airbus A350 flew again after five days and in 2015 the troubled Mitsubishi MRJ flew again after eight days. The aircraft load will be 20.4 t. The cruising speed of the aircraft is Mach 0.785 and the maximum height is 12,100 m. The COMAC C919 aircraft is being designed and developed in Shanghai. A fifth prototype conducted its first flight on 24 October 2019, also from Shanghai airport; the fifth prototype was expected to test for extreme weather conditions, the environmental control system, drainage systems and electrical supplies. B-001C. Honeywell was awarded a contract to supply additional power units (APUs) and other related equipment for aircraft. On 12 July, the static test aircraft simulated a 2.5g manoeuvre with a 150% ultimate load, bending the wings at the tips by nearly three metres for three seconds. [15], On 24 November 2011, Comac announced the completion of the joint definition phase, marking the end of the preliminary design phase for the C919, with estimated completion of the detailed design phase in 2012. The fuselage will be made of aluminum alloy. [79] On 11 November 2014, Comac announced at the 2014 Zhuhai Airshow that China Merchants Bank's aircraft leasing division made a firm commitment for 30 C919s, and that total orders were now up to 450 aircraft. On 28 September, it made its second flight at 10,000 ft (3,000 m), which lasted 2 hours 46 minutes, although it was supposed to last one more hour. 30 Nov 2020 by Samuel Chan Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer Comac has largely finalised the design of its C919 aircraft. The aircraft’s engines are also claimed to be more efficient. The Beechcraft King Air 350 Medium Turboprop is manufactured by Beechcraft Corp. between 1990 and also... © Copyright 2020 Aircraft Updates | All Right Reversed, COMAC C919: Price, Specs, Engine, & Cockpit, Cirrus SR22 Specs, Price, Engine, Cockpit, and Photos, Nextant 604XT Specs, Price, Engine, Cockpit, and Photos, Piper PA-34 Seneca V Specs, Price, Engine, Cockpit, and Photos, Beechcraft King Air 350 Specs, Price, and Performance, Boeing 767-300F Price, Specs, Payload, Cockpit, and Seating, Bombardier Challenger 300 Cost, Range, Seats, Specs, and Performance, Bombardier Challenger 350 Price, Specs, Interior, Performance and Range, Gulfstream G700: Cost, Specs, Range, Pics, and News. Designed to seat approximately 150 passengers, the C919 … [51][31] It is intended to compete primarily with the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo. The COMAC C919 is a narow-body twinjet. This will be the largest commercial aircraft designed and built in China after Shanghai Y-10. This may allow for a common unit load device to be used for both aircraft. 13/01/2020: Press Release: All six COMAC C919 prototypes are now flying with Nexcelle's innovative jet engine nacelles; View full news archive for the COMAC C919. comac c919 COMAC has taken things further with the larger C919 aircraft , first flown in May 2017. [35] Airplane shipments are expected to begin in 2016. By Alfred Chua28 November 2020 Comac has received the type inspection authorisation for its C919 narrowbody programme, paving the way for final flight testing and certification. The third test aircraft was also being modified and maximum-rate pressurization was tested. Crew members for China's first domestically-produced large passenger jet are confident in its maiden flight scheduled for Friday in Shanghai. Comac applied for a type certificate for the aircraft from the Civil Aviation Authority of China on 28 October 2010. The COMAC C919 cockpit Besides, the C919 is likely going to be cheaper. In November 2016 COMAC has received an order for 20 C919s including 5 firm from Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Financial Leasing and for 36 C919s from CITIC Group Financial Leasing including 18 firm. The middle wing box will be made of carbon fiber composites. The fourth aircraft (CN 104) flew by November 2010. [82] [73] In 2013, Chinese state-owned newspaper Global Times complained that an Aviation Week editorial about the bleak prospects for the aircraft "maliciously disparaged the future outlook for the C919". [41], In June 2018, Aviation Week reported flight-test aircraft grounding for modifications, extending the schedule by three months but maintaining a 2020 certification target. The C919 is a relatively new narrow-body jet built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or COMAC for short. The first prototype made its maiden flight in 2017 and the most … [11] It was changed later to an aluminium design to reduce design complications. [12] In 2012 Airbus' chief strategist Marwan Lahoud assumed that the aircraft would offer competition to Airbus by 2020. [72], The Chinese airlines that have placed orders for the C919 already have either the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 in their fleets. The aircraft will have a range of 4,075 km (2,200 nm). The cabin of the C919 will be 3.9m wide and 2.25m high. The avionicssystem of the C919 will be developed by GE and AVIC Systems. First, the C919 is the first large airliner ever produced in China and by breaching that ice – partners, espionage and all – COMAC got competences it never had. [81] The aircraft will have modular avionics systems, such as central in… [85], As of 31 August 2018, FlightGlobal counts 305 orders plus 45 options and 658 letters of intent: 1008 commitments. [2] The first was calibrated and had its counterweight and trailing cone systems modified while the second had its functions and systems checked. 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