The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, east China, Dec. 28, 2018. (Xinhua)
SHANGHAI, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), developer of China's C919 passenger aircraft, has started construction of its customer service training base in Jiaxing, east China's Zhejiang Province.
Constructing the service training base is a major step for COMAC to strengthen its service capacity, aiming to better meet demands from future customers, according to COMAC.
As an extension facility of COMAC's customer service sector, the base is built to provide training to flight attendants, aircraft maintenance and dispatch, tailored to improve service for future customers of the C919 and CR929 airplanes.
The first phase of the 40,500-square-meter training base will be put into service in September 2020 and will cover an area of about 12.5 hectares.
The C919 passenger airplane, China's first self-developed trunk jetliner, conducted a successful maiden flight in May 2017. It is now under the flight test phase.
The China-Russia joint CR929 wide-body passenger aircraft project is in its initial design phase.