Comac Rolls Out C919Bradley Perrett
Comac rolled out the first C919 at its new plant next to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Nov. 2., announcing that it planned to make the first flight in 2016. The C919 was launched in 2008 and was originally due for first delivery in 2016. By last year, Comac had slipped the target to 2018 but has not restated that schedule. Industry sources close to the program think 2019 or 2020 are now more likely.