Third prototype of China's C919 jet completes first test flightStaff Writer |
Asia COMAC said the plane landed safely
A third prototype of China's home-built C919 narrowbody passenger jet completed its first test flight on Friday.
In a statement on its official microblog, Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC) said the plane landed safely at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 12:45 p.m. (0445 GMT), having flown for 1 hour and 38 minutes.
The jet will next fly to the city of Xian in central China for more test flights with a focus on aircraft flutter and airspeed calibration, the company said. ■
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