The C919 show off and first flight event
The C919 is a Chinese made Narrow-body twin engine aircraft. It’s first flight was 5th if may 2017 and is planned to officially go into service with China Eastern.
The ‘C’ in the name stands for Comac and the first 9 means forever. The last two digits “19” stands for the number of passengers it can take (190).
The C919 is meant to be able to compete with Boeings 737s and Airbus’ A320 family’s. China National radio says that the estimated cost per airplane is around $50 Million, which is cheaper than both the 737 and A320 list prices.
As of 13 of June, 2017 the number of orders stood at 586 or around 22 airlines/companies with the biggest number of planes ordered going to “China Construction Bank Financial Leasing”.
It’s Messurments are:
Length: 38.9 meters or 127.6ft
Wingspan: 25.8m or 117.5ft
Height: 11.95m or 39.2ft
Overall I believe this would not be a success with out the Chinese government (only one American company has order the model, a Thai and Chinese company aswell. I think it will find it hard to get out onto the market.