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China's New Jet Airliner to Be Tested in First Quarter of 2017

© AP PhotoChinese workers wave flags as a truck pulls out the first twin-engine 158-seater C919 passenger plane made by The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) during a ceremony at the company's hangar near the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. (File)
Chinese workers wave flags as a truck pulls out the first twin-engine 158-seater C919 passenger plane made by The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) during a ceremony at the company's hangar near the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. (File) - Sputnik International
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The first test flight of China’s Comac C919 plane will most likely take place in the first quarter of 2017, Chinese media report.

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BEIJING (Sputnik) – The test flight could take place as early as February, although the exact date has not been announced yet, People’s Daily said on Saturday citing the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac).

The aircraft was delivered to the test flight center on December 25, the newspaper said citing an industry source.

The first deliveries of Comac C919 aircraft are planned for 2018.

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