The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) plans to launch the C919 inaugural flight by the end of this year or early 2017. The specific timetable for the inaugural flight will depend on subsequent flight tests. However, a company insider told ATW it will be difficult for COMAC to fulfill this plan. COMAC rolled out the narrowbody, 158-seat C919 prototype in October 2015. The company is undergoing various tests in preparation for an inaugural flight, which will be followed by ...

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