Chinas C919 passenger jet takes off for maiden flight

Chinas C919 passenger jet takes off for maiden flight

The first Chinese-built passenger jet has taken off from Shanghai for its maiden flight. The C919 aircraft aims to compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 for the $2tn-worth global jet market. Some 570 of the planes have already been ordered, according to state-owned manufacturer Comac – and mostly by Chinese carriers. May 5, 2017
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