The prototype of China's C919 jumbo jet nose project by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) Chengfei Civil Aircraft Company started on September 2, marking the initial breakthrough made by China's independently designed and manufactured C919 jumbo jet project.
Reporters learned that the C919 jumbo jet project is considered a key project relating to the overall revitalization of China's domestic civil aviation industry. AVIC Chengfei Civil Aircraft Company has organized and established a large work team to plan and assess the location, capacity, equipment and other aspects of the project.
At present, the C919 jumbo jet prototype nose project is progressing on schedule. The network manufacturing plan for the project and the overall planning for manufacturing technologies have been formulated, and some work uniforms and tools have been made. Some components will start being built in mid-October and the prototype is expected to be delivered to Shanghai at the end of December. By People's Daily Onlinehttp://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2009-09/02/content_332620.htm