Almost a decade after its launch, the China Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC) has certified the COMAC C919 aircraft. The photos posted by China Aviation Review on social media revealed that the authorities handed over the certificate in a ceremony in Beijing. The certification is an official announcement that the aircraft is ready to enter service and has passed the airworthiness criteria of Airworthiness Standards for Transport Aircraft (CCAR-25-R3). Manufactured by the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, the C919 will compete with global rivals Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 aircraft. Several international companies have entered into joint ventures in China to develop
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