The C919, China Eastern Airlines’ first large civil aviation passenger aircraft independently developed by China, conducted its first verification flight on New Year’s Day. Eastern Airlines expects that the C919 will begin to provide commercial passenger services in the spring of this year. At about 8:30 in the morning on New Year’s Day, the C919 passenger plane with flight number MU7809 took off from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and landed smoothly at Beijing Daxing International Airport in about an hour.
Although New Year’s Day is the first verification flight of the C919 in the new year, China Eastern Airlines has conducted a 100-hour verification flight for the C919 at 10 airports in 9 provinces and cities in China since December 26 last year. Shanghai Hongqiao flew to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport on Friday. The so-called verification flight actually simulates the entire shipping process, including passenger boarding, pilot operation, aircraft maintenance, etc., to verify the operation of the airline and the passenger capacity of the aircraft.
Shang Feng, deputy general manager of the C919 flight department of China Eastern Airlines, pointed out that the overall appearance of the aircraft, the aerodynamic force and control characteristics, as well as the automatic flight of the entire display, etc., the system has been compared with other international mainstream aircraft, and there is no difference in technical level. . The C919 verification flight will last until mid-February. After the completion, the Civil Aviation Administration of China will review and inspect the verification results, and after confirming that China Eastern Airlines has the ability to safely operate the C919 passenger aircraft, it will issue relevant operating permits. China Eastern Airlines expects the C919 to start passenger service in the spring of this year, and does not provide flights in cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Kunming, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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