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China’s home-grown C919 aircraft expected to be delivered in 2022 – official

BEIJING : China’s home-grown narrowbody C919 aircraft, which is but to be licensed by the nation’s aviation regulator, is expected to be delivered in 2022, native media cited an official with the state planemaker COMAC as saying on Wednesday.

Wu Yongliang, deputy basic supervisor of COMAC, made the feedback on the sidelines of an annual assembly of the political advisory physique for Shanghai metropolis, the place COMAC is predicated, in accordance to the federal government-backed media outlet The Paper.

The C919 aircraft, China’s ambition to rival Aibus SE and Boeing Co, earlier missed a beforehand said goal of attaining certification by the tip of 2021, with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) saying the programme solely accomplished 34 certification exams out of 276 deliberate.

When requested in regards to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the C919 programme, Wu stated the influence was manageable and related work was being carried out in an orderly method, in accordance to The Paper.

Reuters in September reported COMAC has discovered it more durable to meet certification and manufacturing targets for the C919 amid powerful U.S. export guidelines, in accordance to folks with data of the programme.

Leeham News analyst Scott Hamilton stated in a observe on Monday he expects the entry into service of the jet to be in 2023 or 2024.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu, Ella Cao and Ryan Woo; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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