Wu Yongliang, deputy general manager and chief accountant of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), said the home-grown C919 program is still in the airworthiness certification stage and is expected to complete delivery in 2022. "Specific delivery will not be available until evidence is collected." Regarding the impact of the epidemic on the progress of the project,'The overall impact is under control and all work is progressing in an orderly manner,' Mr Wu said.
The civil Aviation Administration has issued a special work plan to support the comprehensive integration of domestic civil aircraft operations, officials said. Since the launch of the airworthiness review of the C919 project in 2010, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has comprehensively coordinated its resources, strictly adhered to airworthiness standards and provided sincere service, and invested more than 40,000 human resources to carry out the review.
As IT Home has learned,The development of large aircraft is an extremely complex project. Take test flights as an example. Up to now, 1,694 test sites and 34 approved test flights have been completed.
According to the official introduction, civil aircraft are highly internationalized products, and China has signed comprehensive bilateral agreements with the United States and Europe to accept qualified aviation products approved by each other, creating a good bilateral policy environment for domestic civil aircraft export to the international market. In the future, when the C919 is introduced to the international market, it will have to go through airworthiness review and approval by the civil aviation authorities of the importing countries, in addition to obtaining airworthiness approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Civil Aviation Administration will fully support domestic civil aircraft to fly to the world according to the needs of enterprises.
C919 is a large civil jet developed by China in accordance with international civil aviation regulations and with independent intellectual property rights. It is basically in the same class as Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320neo in terms of seat numbers and other parameters. Although the final assembly base of the C919 is in Pudong, Shanghai, all the six C919 test flights are on business trips because the C919 test flights are conducted in different climates and other conditions, opening the mode of multi-airport and multi-regional coordinated test flights.
It is reported that China's homegrown C919 large passenger jet has 158-168 seats and a range of 4,075 to 5,555 kilometers. On January 23, the special test flight mission of the home-made C919 large passenger jet was successfully completed in Hulunbuir city.
In March last year, China Eastern airlines and The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) officially signed the purchase contract for the domestic large aircraft C919, said that the first C919 aims to be delivered this year and put into operation in 2022. However, recently, Wu Guanghui, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, chief expert of ComAC and chief designer of C919 large passenger aircraft, suggested that the approval and certification of C919 aircraft should be included in the civil Aviation Work plan of 2022, and relevant resources and personnel input should be increased. To prepare for the delivery and operation of the C919 aircraft.