Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

China Eastern Airlines and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China formally signed the C919 large passenger aircraft purchase contract in Shanghai on March 1, 2021,. This is the world’s first official purchase contract for the domestically produced large aircraft C919 (pictured on the right). China Eastern Airlines will be the world’s first airline to operate the C919 large passenger plane. According to the C919 large passenger aircraft purchase contract signed by the two parties, China Eastern Airlines will introduce 5 C919 large passenger aircraft in the first batch, and strive to deliver the first one within this year. It will use Shanghai as its main base and will be deployed on the Shanghai to Beijing Daxing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xiamen, Wuhan, air routes.  Qingdao will bring the “new experience” of domestically-made large aircraft, and passengers will experience the safe operation quality and advanced design of domestically-made civil aircraft.

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