The C919 narrow-body aircraft will make its first public appearance at the Chinese air show


SHENZHEN, China, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The C919 narrow-body jet will join the opening air show of China’s biggest air show in the southern city of Zhuhai on Tuesday, according to a schedule released by organizers, in what will be his first public flight or parade.

The C919, made by Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) (CMAFC.UL), is designed to compete with single-aisle jets made by Airbus SE (AIR.PA) and Boeing Co (BA.N) has never been shown or publicly stolen.

China will showcase its local civil and military aviation technology at the air show, where 740 companies are expected to participate both online and offline.

The presence of the C919 has been confirmed on the program on the official WeChat social network account of the organizer. He will do a 15-minute air show for each of the six days of the air show.

In late September, COMAC held a certification ceremony for the C919, which can now be delivered to its first customer, China Eastern Airlines Corp (600115.SS), although it now needs a separate production certificate before shipping. to be able to accelerate mass production. .

The China-developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, and the Y20 military transport aircraft are also scheduled.

Reporting by David Kirton; Editing by William Mallard

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