News agencies report that the customer is launching a new passenger aircraft C919 is an airline of China Eastern Airlines. The carrier intends to receive one aircraft in 2022 and four more — in 2023.
The C919 has a range of 4,000 to 5,300 km and can carry up to 168 passengers. According to COMAC, 815 C919s have already been pre-ordered by 28 customers to date.
After two C919s flew to Beijing on September 13, the official certification ceremony was expected just in time for the end of September.
The C919 was originally expected to enter commercial service in 2016, but certification has been delayed several times due to technical and supply issues.