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China's aviation regulator has issued a license to COMAC for the production of the C919 aircraft

c919 presentation 1The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a license to the Chinese Commercial Aviation Corporation (COMAC) on Tuesday for the serial production of the C919 narrow-body jet aircraft.

This is stated in a message published on the official COMAC account in the WeChat messenger.
The corresponding license is issued by the flight regulator for the production of an aircraft in accordance with the approved quality control system of components and safety standards at all stages of assembly. In September, COMAC, which developed the C919, announced the completion of all necessary flight tests of this aircraft, and in October it received a certificate. The first serial aircraft is to be handed over to China Eastern Airlines in December this year for commercial operation.
Shanghai-based COMAC has been developing and manufacturing the C919 since 2008. The first sample rolled off the assembly line at the assembly plant in November 2015, and in May 2017 it took off into the air for the first time.
The aircraft can be produced in several versions with a different number of seats (from 158 to 190). The average flight range of the C919 will be about 4075 km, the maximum is 5.5 thousand km, the C919 can fly at an altitude of up to 12 thousand meters.
At the 14th International Airshow China Airshow held in Zhuhai (southern Guangdong Province) in November, COMAC signed new agreements with local leasing companies for the supply of 300 C919 aircraft. Prior to the exhibition, the developer reported on the availability of orders for 815 C919 aircraft from 28 airlines totaling about 500 billion yuan (about $ 70 billion). Of these, 34 aircraft were purchased by foreign customers, writes TASS.