A view of China’s self-developed C919 passenger jet, Dunyin City, Shandong Province, eastern China. /CFP
China’s self-developed C919 passenger jet will conduct a demonstration flight at the Singapore Airshow 2024, which will run from February 20 to 25.
This will be the first time the aircraft has participated in Asia’s most influential aerospace and defense event.
This year’s air show, to be held at the Changi Exhibition Centre, will feature eight aerial displays, including one aircraft from six air forces and two commercial companies, according to a statement released on Friday.
Aerobatic groups from India, Australia, Indonesia and South Korea will take part in aerial performances. A US Air Force B-52 bomber will also fly over the air show, while the Singapore Air Force will send its F-15 fighter jet and Apache attack helicopter.
Lek Chet Lam, managing director of airshow organizer Experia, said “flying performance is always a key focus at the Singapore Airshow”.
“Since the previous two editions have had limited or no public access due to pandemic safety measures, we expect a lot of interest in the upcoming flying performances. We are particularly pleased to welcome familiar favourites, as well as flight teams and aircraft flying for the first time at the Singapore Airshow,” said the Managing Director.
Commercial aircraft enthusiasts can look forward to the Airbus A350-1000 display as well as the C919.
The first C919 aircraft, developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC), has made its first commercial flight between the eastern Chinese municipality of Shanghai and the capital Beijing. May 28, 2023 As of December 31, 2023, China Eastern Airlines’ C919 fleet has accumulated more than 2,200 hours of safe flight time. 655 commercial flightsand carried almost 82,000 passengers.