5 May 2017, the date of the first flight for Comac C919
On 5 May 2017, the first Comac 919 will operate the first flight in aviation history!
Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC has set the day of the first flight for the C919 aircraft. This will be 5 more 2017. The event will also be attended by foreign guests, who were invited to attend a historic moment for Comac.
The first flight for an airplane represents the most important moment for its development. It must be operated under the best weather conditions. On 5 and 6 May 2017, the weather forecast announces sun.
First flight for Comac C919
The ceremony with approximately 2000 guests will take place near the 4 runway of Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Many politicians are also expected. They will all attend the first flight operated by Comac C919, an important moment for the Chinese aircraft manufacturing industry.
At the same time, Comac has started the certification process for C919 together with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). To this end, on April 28, EASA together with CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) held a press conference on aviation safety.
To date, Comac has registered commitments for 570 of C919 aircraft, China Eastern Airlines being its launch customer.