China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) has completed high-speed taxi testing for the C919, and received a special flight permit from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to conduct the inaugural flight. The first flight is expected to take place in May on Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s fourth runway. The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap 1C engines. The much-delayed 158-seat C919 was originally scheduled to operate its maiden flight in 2014 followed by first ...

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