China’s first passenger airliner, the C919, made its first commercial flight from Shanghai to Beijing in less than three hours, with more than 130 passengers on board.
the Comac 919Built by Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC) to challenge the Airbus and Boeing duopoly on single-aisle aircraft, it has received more than 1,200 orders, most of them from Chinese airlines. comac It aims to produce 150 aircraft annually over the next five years.
COMAC has entered a growing market that it is facing Airbus And BoeingHaving problems with production capacity.
For reference, production capacity Airbus About 700 aircraft per year
Many European facilities are taking part in this adventure, starting with Safran, which supplies the aircraft with leap-1C engines, aircraft doors and finally the aircraft seats.