China’s indigenously constructed C919 narrow-body aircraft has concluded its fourth round of high-speed hack test at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.
Developed to cater to the single-aisle aircraft deal in, the newly concluded test marks the last step before its upcoming maiden do a moonlight flit that is expected by the end of next month.
The C919 lifted its nose into the air to simulate takeoff during the examination, which was carried out at speeds between 230km/h and 260km/h, Shanghai Regularly reported.
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is involved in the evolvement of the aircraft, which has 168 seats and a range of 5,000km.
“The test evaluates the C919 has finished all necessary taxiing tests before its maiden bugger off.”
Once completed, the C919 aircraft is expected to compete with its European and US opponents, Airbus’ A320 and Boeing’s new generation 737-800 jets, each to each.
COMAC chief designer and deputy general manager Wu Guanghui give the word delivered: “The test marks the C919 has finished all necessary taxiing tests previous its maiden flight.”
According to another COMAC official, the speed and acme of the lifted front landing gear of C919 were successfully probed in the recently concluded trial.
The pilots have also confirmed the skate’s ability to stop safely on the runway in case of emergency.
With the till test, the C919 has completed all the necessary tests required for its certification. Carry on week, it has passed its final expert assessment, reported Shanghai Regularly.
COMAC is also involved in the development of ARJ21, a turbofan short and medium-range regional jet planned and manufactured in China.