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Structure assembly of first C919 aircraft started

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2014-09-19   Source:News Center of COMAC
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Airframe butt joint of the first C919 aircraft was officially started at the newly established Manufacturing and Final Assembly Center of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) at 9:19 a.m. on September 19th, 2014, and butt joint of fwd fuselage and mid fuselage was started in accordance with defined assembly process and flow. This indicates a milestone in the research and development of C919 program.

It is reported that the airframe structure of C919 aircraft mainly includes the sections and associated components of nose, fwd fuselage, mid fuselage-center wing, outer wing, aileron, mid-aft fuselage, aft fuselage, vertical stabilizer, horizontal stabilizer and movable surfaces, which are designed by the Research and Development Center of COMAC, manufactured respectively by AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd (CAC), AVIC Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Co., Ltd, AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (XAC), Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (HAIG), Aerospace Research Institute of Special Materials and Processing Technology, and Zhejiang Xizi Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., and assembled by COMAC Manufacturing and Final Assembly Center. At present, the fwd fuselage, mid fuselage-center wing, mid-aft fuselage and aileron of the first C919 aircraft have already passed the airworthiness inspection of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).



Riveting of the first C919 aircraft was started on September 19th, 2014.



 Mr. Jin Zhuanglong and Mr. He Dongfeng presented a flag to representatives of the airframe structure assembly tackling team and detailed design review tackling team on September 19th, 2014.

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