Inaugural flight of China’s first domestic-made airliner

 

The made-in-China Comac C919 airliner took it’s very first flight on 5 May 2017.¬†

The programme was launched in 2008 and production of the prototype began in December 2011.

  • Same class at A320 and Boeing 737
  • Can carry 156-168 passengers
  • Max altitude 12,100m
  • Cruising speed 0.785 machs
  • Standard range 4,075 km, longest range 5,555km
  • Length 38.9m, Height 11.95m, Wingspan 35.8m
  • Scheduled¬†to be commercially operational in 2020