The Comac C919 narrowbody B-001A airliner has completed its second flight, with a two-and-a half-hour sortie from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport.
This second sortie comes nearly five months after its first flight on 5th May.
It conducted several orbits over China’s coast but maintained a constant altitude around 10,000ft throughout the mission.
Comac said, “The second flight of the C919 coincided with a test flight of a new ARJ21 aircraft. This marked the first time in history that two Chinese-made commercial jets have been flying at the same time.”
The C919 is powered by two CFM Leap-1C engines. The second prototype aircraft, B-102A, achieved power-on on 28 July. Its first flight is expected before the end of the year.
Thereafter it will focus on engine, APU, fuel system tests, and some extreme weather testing.