COMAC Conducts First Overseas Test Flight of the C919 at the Singapore Airshow

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) showcased the C919 and ARJ21 at the Singapore Airshow, held adjacent to Changi International Airport.

The C919, China’s first domestically produced large passenger aircraft, began its development project in 2007. The first unit was completed in November 2015 and made its inaugural flight in 2017. It is equipped with 158 to 192 seats, with a range of 4,075 to 5,555 kilometers. It conducted its first flight on May 28, 2023, and has already delivered four units. The static display features the first unit delivered to China Eastern Airlines (registration number: B-919A), with 8 business class and 156 economy class seats, totaling 164 seats. It conducted its first overseas test flight on February 18, before the opening of the airshow.

The ARJ21 is equipped with 78 to 97 seats and has a range of 2,225 to 3,700 kilometers. It can operate in high temperatures and at high altitudes. It made its debut flight in June 2016 and has delivered 127 units so far. Among foreign airlines, TransNusa Airlines owns four units and operates them based in Jakarta. At the Singapore Airshow, the company’s aircraft was on display.

Moreover, the ARJ21 can also be configured as a business jet, medical service jet, emergency management jet, firefighting jet, and cargo plane, with two units currently serving as cargo planes.

COMAC aims to secure orders from airlines in Southeast Asia, and the exhibition is part of these efforts. The exhibition hall also features model planes on display.

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