The schedule for certification has officially slipped, to no one’s surprise, but the first Comac C919 should begin coming together later this year. Over the next three months the Chinese manufacturer is expecting delivery of all the main airframe modules from its suppliers, mostly Avic units, and is aiming to roll out the first aircraft in mid-2015, fly it four months later and achieve airworthiness certification for the type at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, the company is sticking by ...


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