China’s Homegrown Passenger Plane Makes 3rd Test Flight to Nantong


Via C919, China’s first home developed large passenger plane, made its third test flight on Friday morning, 36 days after its previous test flight on Sept 28.

Taking off at 7:38 am from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the C919 passenger jet flew to Nantong in Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai, then flew back and landed at Pudong airport at 11:26 am.

On its third voyage, the jet’s flight time increased from the initial 79 minutes duration of its debut flight, to 166 minutes for its second test flight, to 228 minutes this time, according to the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd, the manufacturer of the C919.


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