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China-made C919 passenger jet weeks away from takeoff

China-made C919 passenger jet weeks away from takeoff

The first large passenger aircraft designed and built in China is expected to stage its maiden flight in the coming weeks. The flight is a significant step in China’s bid to grab a slice of global jet sales worth $2 trillion over the next 20 years.
The COMAC C919, with over 150 seats and a standard range of 4,075 kilometers, is a medium-haul commercial aircraft and was rolled off the assembly line in 2015. It is expected to compete with the updated Airbus 320 and Boeing’s new-generation 737, which currently dominate the market.
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