Airbus Industrie said one of its A340s set a record by making the first nonstop flight between China and the U.S. East Coast, a distance of 7,800 nautical miles because of air traffic control routings and winds. The aircraft flew to New York from Zhuhai Airport, near Macau, where it was on display at Airshow China '96.
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