China-made C919 Jet Makes Its Maiden Flight | Video

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China's C919 single-aisle jet is designed to carry a maximum of 190 passengers. The C919 provides competition for the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
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"Published on May 4, 2017
May 5th, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai.
China’s first home-grown C919 passenger jet has just made its maiden flight."
 

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Congratulations to the workers at Comac on their achievement.
However"....the C919 is years — if not decades — behind aircraft made by Airbus and Boeing that are cheaper to fly and easier to maintain. Safety regulators in Europe, the United States and elsewhere still have to certify the plane before it can be sold outside China. And including parts like the engines, its cockpit and its belly, the C919 is filled with gear made by Western industrial giants like General Electric and Honeywell.

But on Friday, none of that mattered. For a country that only 40 years ago was one of the poorest in the world, the C919 symbolized the industrial might of an emerging superpower — and its dream to dominate a new technological era."(NYT;May 5,2017)
 

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