C919 starts first long-distance test flight
By admin On 13 Nov, 2017 At 04:53 AM | Categorized As Air Force, China News, Hot News, Technology | With 0 Comments

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-11-10 13:46

Staff members work on China’s large passenger aircraft, the C919, in Shanghai, Nov 9, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

SHANGHAI – The Chinese-produced large passenger jet, C919, started its first long-distance test flight on Friday morning.

With five crew members onboard, the plane took off in Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 11:38 a.m. on Friday and flied to Yanliang Testing Base in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province.

In Yanliang, it will undergo further testing.

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