On September 18th, CATL announced that they are currently collaborating on the development of a civilian electric passenger aircraft project. They are implementing aviation-grade standards and testing to meet aviation-level safety and quality requirements.
After receiving its first domestically produced C919 aircraft at the end of last year, China Eastern Airlines' C919 is finally set to make its commercial maiden flight.
On April 27th, Hainan Airlines announced that its subsidiary Urumqi Air intends to buy 30 C919 aircraft from The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). This purchase follows COMAC's confirmation of an order for 300 C919 aircraft during last year's Zhuhai Airshow.
On April 6, Airbus, a European aircraft manufacturer, announced that it had signed an agreement with a Chinese partner to purchase 160 commercial aircraft. As part of the expansion into the country, Airbus will also be opening a second assembly line in Tianjin.
China's first domestically-made large jetliner C919 was originally scheduled to fly from Shanghai to Beijing and then to Hefei on February 1 as part of its verification procedure. However, the plane reportedly did not arrive in Hefei as scheduled due to complications with its left-hand thrust.
As the 2023 Spring Festival wound down, China's first domestically-made large jetliner C919 took its first flight on January 28 from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Nanchang Changbei International Airport in Jiangxi Province.
The world's first C919 passenger jet received by China Eastern Airlines kicked off a 100-hour inspection flight on December 26.
China's first domestically produced S-300C helicopter, manufactured by AVIC Changhe Aircraft Industry (Group) Corporation Ltd., was delivered on December 20 to Huaxia Jiuzhou General Aviation.
The first C919 large passenger aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines in Shanghai on December 9. With registration number B-919A, the aircraft marks the completion of a critical step in China's efforts to develop domestic commercial operations in civil aviation.