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Aug 03, 2022 09:06 PM
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China-Designed C919 Jet Completes Test Flights, Paving Way for Commercial Use

A C919 during a test flight from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Photo: VCG
A C919 during a test flight from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Guilin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Photo: VCG

China’s homegrown C919 passenger jet has completed all test flights required to obtain an airworthiness certificate, bringing it another step closer to commercial use.

After years of delays, all six prototype airplanes have entered the “final stage” of the certification process after completing all the tests, according to a statement (link in Chinese) from Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. (COMAC) issued on July 23.

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