The program to develop the Comac C919 is likely to miss its target for first flight in 2014, even though it is not showing signs of severe delays, such as those that afflicted recent Western programs, sources say. When the development program reached its halfway mark this year, it had exhausted the spare time built into its timetable. “When I look at the schedule from here, it is only just possible to make the first flight on time,” says one source familiar with the progress of the ...
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