C919. Courtesy, COMAC Sichuan Airlines (3U) has placed a firm order for 20 Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) C919s. According to COMAC, the aircraft should receive type certification by 2016, followed shortly thereafter by first delivery. Last week, ICBC Financial Leasing Co., a subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ordered 45 C919s (ATW Daily News, Oct. 21). COMAC has received 165 orders for the C919, which will enter the final design definition phase ...

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