Slyusar has also stated this new aircraft will not
China's C919 which is
scheduled to take its maiden flight in 2016. China is also
hoping to break into Airbus' and Boeing's market share
by introducing the C919, a 158-174 seat narrow-body
twin-engine jet airliner. China is hoping to begin deliveries
of this aircraft in 2018. The C919 will replace China's Shanghai Y-10 which never
went to market.
Slyusar said, "The new jetliner is totally different
from the C919 in terms of passenger volume and flight
range. The two aircrafts are aimed at different markets,
so they will not compete with each other." Slyusar
further stated this new aircraft will be able to carry
210 to 350 passengers, depending on the seating
The "C919" is the short form of trunk liner code for
"COMAC919". COMAC is the acronym of the Commercial
Aircraft Corporation of
China. The letter "C"
is the first letter of both "COMAC" and "China".
The aircraft is a short-medium range with its
all-economy class layout entails 168 seats, and the
hybrid class layout 156 seats. The basic version is
designed to cover a range of 4,075 km, while the
enhanced version can stretch to 5,555 km. Its
economic life is designed to be 90,000 flying
hours/30 calendar years.