China began testing a competitor's Airbus A320 aircraft of its own production

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China began testing a competitor's Airbus A320 aircraft of its own production

The Comac C919 Aircraft is developed by Chinese company, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China in 2009. This uzkofjuzeljazhnyh the aircraft is 168 seats, but in the future engineers plan to develop other models based on it, with capacity for up to 190 passengers. Yesterday, the Chinese company announced that the beginning of the first flight test of C919 and later the news Agency Xinhua has posted a video of the test flight.

The Development was carried out with state support from the Chinese government. When the Comac C919 prototype was first shown at the exhibition in 2015, once they have interested buyers, but after the presentation it was formalized more than 500 pre-orders.

In the company Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China noted that at his relatively low price he is quite able to compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, the most popular on the market today planes.

The length of the plane — 39 meters, wingspan — 36, and the average range — 4075 kilometers. The start of serial production is planned for 2019.

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