The COMAC C919, China’s first domestically developed large passenger jet, took flight for the first time Friday afternoon in Shanghai. The aircraft completed a 1 hour 18 minute flight that, in a first for any manufacturer, included a publicly available live video feed from the flight deck.

Tracking the C919

The C919 may be tracked with registration B-001A.

First Flight

Departing at 14:01 local time in Shanghai (06:01 UTC) and landing 1 hour, 18 minutes later, the C919 covered 439 kilometers flying to the north of Shanghai-Pudong International Airport.

The track of the C919’s first flight
Altitude and speed graph from the C919’s first flight

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The C919 lifts off for the first time
A good look at the underside and CFM LEAP-1C engines of the C919 as it passes overhead
The C919 on final approach, completing its first flight

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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