The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) has released the specifications of its Comac C919 narrowbody jet.

The aircraft will have a length of 38.9m, wingspan of 35.8m and height of 11.95m, says Comac in a report released at Airshow China at Zhuhai.

It will have a cabin width of 3.9m and a height of 2.25m between the cabin floor and ceiling.

The aircraft will seat 168 in an all-economy configuration or 156 in a mixed configuration.

Comac says it applied to the Civil Aviation Authority of China for a type certificate for the C919 on 28 October. It aims to conduct first flight in 2014, followed by entry into service in 2016.

Four Chinese carriers - Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines - as well as Chinese lessor CDB Leasing Company (CLC) and GECAS announced an order for up to 100 C919s at the show.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news