China’s homegrown aircraft on display at Farnborough Air Show

16:10, July 22, 2010      

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Models of China's domestically-produced large passenger aircraft C919 and the new regional aircraft ARJ21 made their debut at the Farnborough 2010 International Air Show, which opened on July 19.

According to Jin Zhuanglong, general manager of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, manufacturer the C919 aircraft, this is the first time that China's civil aviation manufacturers have formed a delegation to participate in the Farnborough International Air Show and also the first time that a C919 model has been on display in Europe.

The C919 is a short-and-medium-distance single-aisle plane with 150 seats.

The suppliers for the aircraft body structure and power units have determined that the development work will move into the engineering stage next year.

The C919 is expected to make its maiden flight in 2014 and will be delivered to customers in 2016.

Jin said that the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China hopes to take advantage of the Farnborough International Air Show as a platform to communicate with more aircraft suppliers and manufacturers.

The Farnborough International Air Show will run from July 19 to July 25 and has attracted over 1,400 exhibitors from over 35 countries and regions.

The Farnborough International Air Show, sponsored by the British Airline Association, is held every other year.

It was first held in Farnborough Town in southern England in 1948 and has become one of the most influential international air shows. The Farnborough International Air Show, Paris Air Show and Singapore Air Show are considered to be the world's three major air shows.

By People's Daily Online


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