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Comac of China to launch C919 aircraft derivative models: "High prototype" 140 seats and "extended" 210 seats

2024-04-13 Update From: SLTechnology News&Howtos shulou NAV: SLTechnology News&Howtos > IT Information >

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Thanks to CTOnews.com netizen kinja for the clue delivery! CTOnews.com, Nov. 30, according to Aviation House, Comac of China launched a new retrofit of the C919 commercial aircraft at the 2023 Shanghai International Commercial Air Show, with a shortened 140seat layout and an extended 210seat layout to meet the needs of different markets.

The standard model of the C919 can carry 168 passengers and has a range of 4075 kilometers. According to Comac, the two newly launched derivative models will have different performance and characteristics.

Among them, the C919 shortened model, also known as the high prototype, is designed for the operation of high-altitude airports and can carry 140 passengers under the two-cabin layout with a range of 3000 km. The fuselage of the aircraft is about 34 meters long, 3.6 meters shorter than the standard model, and the wings and engines remain unchanged. Comac said the C919 shortened or high prototype "can meet the transport needs of the western region, is suitable for taking off and landing at airports in the plateau region, and has strong plateau adaptability and economy".

The C919 extension is designed for the operation of the medium-and long-range market and can carry 210passengers under the two-cabin layout with a range of 4500 km. The fuselage of the aircraft is about 45 meters long, 7.4 meters longer than the standard model, and the wings and engines have been improved accordingly. Comac said the C919 extension "can meet the operational needs between China's major cities and the Asia-Pacific region, with high transport efficiency and economy".

Comac did not disclose the specific development progress and delivery time of the C919 derivative model, but said it would "gradually promote the development of the C919 derivative model according to market demand and technical conditions".

At present, the standard model of the C919 is still undergoing flight test and certification. The first aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines in May 2023 and has completed operational verification on more than 100 routes. The second aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines in October 2023 and is currently in route operation.

CTOnews.com previously reported that in September this year, he Dongfeng, party secretary and chairman of the Commercial aircraft Corporation of China, revealed at the plenary meeting of the 2023 Pujiang Innovation Forum that the number of orders for the C919 had reached 1061 and two had been delivered.

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