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28 May, 2023

The World’s First C919 commercial flight takes place....


The World’s First C919 commercial flight has taken place in China, making a major milestone for the development of the nation's first domestically-made passenger jet.

The Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (Comac)  C919, flew its first commercial flight from  Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on Sunday morning and landed less than two hours later in Beijing.  The China Eastern Airlines aircraft had stickers showing the words “The World’s First C919.” and was carrying more than 130 people.  According to local media, China Eastern will now deploy the jet on the Shanghai - Chengdu route.

China hopes the C919 will be a domestic and international replacement for Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo aircraft in years to come and COMAC is looking to produce 150 aircraft a year within the next five years.

09 December, 2022

World's First C919 Aircraft Delivered to China Eastern Airlines

On December 9th, the world's first C919 aircraft, with the registration number B-919A, was delivered to its world’s first launch customer, China Eastern Airlines (CEA).

The C919 is China's first homegrown large passenger aircraft in accordance with international airworthiness standards, and owns independent intellectual property rights.

It features an advanced aerodynamic design, propulsion system and materials, as well as lower carbon emission and higher fuel efficiency. A pattern of a Chinese seal reading "world's first C919" in Chinese is printed in the front part of the plane delivered.

The aircraft adopts a 164-seat configuration that comes with a two-class cabin layout, including 8 business class seats and 156 economy class ones. In the economy cabin, the middle seat in each three-seat row is 1.5 cm wider than its neighbouring ones, which offers more comfort.

With an aisle height of 2.25 meters, the plane comes with an efficient air filtration system, a passenger-centric lighting system and low noise.  Besides, there are twenty 12'' drop-down screens that can play 1080P videos.

On the day of the delivery, a maiden flight of the C919 aircraft was made by three senior CEA pilots from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport to the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

After arriving at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and passing through a water gate, the aircraft was officially commissioned into the fleet of CEA.  It is expected to be put into commercial use in the spring of 2023.

CEA, as the world's first airline operator for C919, boasts a fleet of nearly 800 airplanes. It has rich operational experience and enjoys comprehensive advantages. Passengers will soon be able to catch an early experience of the superior and reliable performance of the C919 with CEA .

China Eastern Airlines takes delivery of the world's first COMAC C919 aircraft (

28 June, 2020

The ARJ21 arrives for China's big three!

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has announced the delivery of three brand new ARJ21 aircraft to three of China's biggest airlines in a special joint delivery ceremony.

The ARJ21 first entered commercial operations around four years ago and is China’s first home-produced commercial passenger jet.  ARJ21 aircraft is a new turbofan regional jet independently developed by China and thus far a total of 28 ARJ21 aircraft have been delivered to and operated by three commercial customers including Chengdu Airlines, Genghis Khan Airlines and Jiangxi Air. Up to now, ARJ21 aircraft have successively operated in more than 55 routes in more than 55 cities in the regions such as North China, Northeast China and Southwest China, and carried more than 860,000 passengers.

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines have now received the aircraft, which has a seating capacity of between 78 to 90 and a range of 2,225 to 3,700 kilometres.

Earlier this month COMAC confirmed an order for 100 aircraft, split between the ARJ21 and larger C919 models from China Express Airlines, with deliveries for the smaller aircraft to start towards the end of this year.

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06 November, 2018

Urumqi Air will take delivery of five ARJ21-700 aircraft by the end of 2019

Urumqi Air, the regional Chinese carrier has agreed with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) that the airline will take delivery of two ARJ21-700s by the end of this year and plans to receive three additional ARJ21-700s in 2019.  The arrangements were finalised at the 12th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 and follows on from the letter of intent signed by the HNA Group with COMAC at this years Farnborough International Airshow held back in July 2018.

 "The purchase of the new model is expected to inject new impetus into Urumqi Air and to help the airline expand its regional air network," Han Luhai, Chairman of Urumqi Air said on November 6th. 

With outstanding performance in extremely cold and high-elevation environments, the ARJ21 can accommodate the somewhat harsh conditions at airports in the central and western regions of China and navigate the complicated air routes in the regions that Urumqi Air serve. 

Last month, COMAC signed a deal with new regional start-up Genghis Khan Airlines of Mongolia to provide them with a number of ARJ21's from the end of this year, ready to enter service early next year when the airline launches operations. Genghis Khan Airlines has ambitious plans to operate a fleet of 25 aircraft within five years, serving at least forty different destinations.  operating 60 services to 40 destinations within five years. It also plans to double the fleet within eight years of starting and expand its route network to more than 70 destinations. 

17 July, 2018

HNA orders 20 COMAC ARJ21's

The HNA Group and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd known as COMAC have signed a deal for the airline group to buy 20 of COMAC's ARJ21 aircraft at Farnborough International Air Show and will be used by Urumqi Air. 

These new AJR21's are China's first turbofan regional jet developed in accordance with international airworthiness standards and excels in five major areas according to the manufacturers, including: product adaptability, passenger comfort and cost efficiencies, as well as universality of parts and materials not only across the model suite but also with other commonly built aircraft, all of which help the model meet the operational requirements of taking off and landing at the airports located across the western plateau of China, a region frequently beset by high temperatures, and surmounting obstacles on complex routes, making the aircraft an ideal choice for routes and airports in Western China.