All about China's Comac C919 jet

The C919 has a range of 4,075 to 5,555 kilometers (about 2,500 to 3,450 miles) and seats 158 to 192 passengers in its single-aisle cabin. The fuselage is 38.9 meters (127.6 ft) long, and the wingspan of the C919 is 35.8 meters (117.5 ft). The tail-end is 11.95 meters (39.2 ft) from the ground and the cabin height is 2.25 meters (7.4 ft).

Many parts of the C919 are manufactured outside of China, including the wing-mounted CFMI LEAP 1-engines. Most of the aluminum alloy fuselage and wing panels are manufactured in Xi'an and Jiangxi and assembled in Shanghai. The fly-by-wire system, hydraulics, and auxiliary power and fire protection systems are mostly manufactured in the United States by Parker, Honeywell, MOOG, and Kidde, although the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, or AVIC, also contributes to those systems. . Swiss industrial machinery company Liebherr builds the C919's landing gear and air conditioning system, the latter of which can be controlled by passengers on a seat-by-seat basis.

The active C919 fleet is currently limited to four aircraft operated by China Eastern; The C919 is not yet certified to fly anywhere else. If Comac can clear regulatory hurdles and avoid supply chain disruptions, the C919 could make a dent in the market for older passenger planes. Industry consultant Mike Yeomans said Reuters„As Airbus and Boeing have sold out of narrowbody products for most of this decade, the C919 has a strong opportunity to gain market share, especially in its home market.”

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