China’s home-built C919 aircraft to be certified by year-end


China’s home-built C919 aircraft is expected to finish flight testing and win airworthiness certification by the end of this year, the programme’s chief designer, Wu Guanghui, said on Friday on the sidelines of an annual parliament meeting.

State manufacturer the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China is set to deliver the first aircraft to China Eastern Airlines, which signed a firm order on Monday to buy 5 C919 jets.