C919 First Flight Brought Forward A Day To May 5

BEIJING—Comac has advanced the planned date for the first flight of its C919 narrowbody airliner to May 5. Weather forecasts prompted the change from May 6, for which May 7 was the back-up date, an industry source said. The manufacturer announced the May 5 date through state news agency Xinhua.
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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