BEIJING—Comac will not meet its stated target of flying the first flight-test aircraft of its C919 program this year, industry sources say, as the company concedes that a 2017 first flight is possible. The aircraft is most likely to fly around April 2017—perhaps later—the sources said. The slippage implies a delay in the undisclosed target for first delivery, which in the first half of this year was 2019. Late delivery of C919s, with standard seating for 158, is unlikely ...

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