Comac has begun building the first C919, aiming to complete the main structure of the aircraft nose by the end of this year. Revealing a model of the A320-sized narrowbody airliner for the first time, the Chinese manufacturer says the standard version of the aircraft will seat 156 in a mixed business/economy configuration and will fly 4,075 km. (2,530 mi.). An extended range version will reach 5,555 km. Dimensions of the C919 also are now available: a span of 35.4 meters (116 ft. 3 ...

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