Deliveries of C919 aircraft expected to take off in 2022: report
Published: Jan 21, 2022 12:07 AM
C919 Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

Deliveries of the Chinese-developed narrow-body C919 aircraft are expected to take off in 2022, an official from the plane manufacturer said on Wednesday, as it is on track to obtain the certification from the aviation regulator. 

Wu Yongliang, Deputy General Manager of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), mentioned on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the political advisory body for Shanghai, news outlet The Paper reported. 

"The delivery will be available when the certification is completed," Wu said. 

Regarding the effect of the epidemic on the progress of the project, Wu said that "the overall impact is under control and all work is advancing in an orderly manner."

The Civil Aviation Administration of China, China's aviation regulator, said last week that it will continue to focus on the C919 certification as one of the key tasks in 2022, a move to put the homemade aircraft in the sky as early as possible.

China has set the operation of the C919 passenger aircraft as one of the key works in the development plan of a modern integrated transportation system until 2025, according to the State Council on Tuesday.