Comac Said to Delay Maiden Flight for First Large China Jet
By Jasmine Wang - Aug 6, 2013 1:20 AM ET
Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China will delay the maiden test flight of the country’s first large passenger plane to 2015 from an earlier plan for next year, four company officials familiar with the plan said.
Comac, as the company is also known, delayed the flight of C919 because of certain procedures that aren’t linked to technical matters, the people said, declining to be identified as the information isn’t public. The Shanghai-based planemaker may notify suppliers about the decision as early as this month.
Can anyone clarify what "certain procedures that aren’t linked to technical matters" means?
If they aren't technical, then what are they? Financial? Political? Bureaucratic?