A second program delay has dashed the small remaining hope of the Comac C919 entering service on schedule in 2016. The first flight of the 158-seat aircraft, delayed earlier this year by about nine months from the original target of June 2014, will not take place until the end of 2015, says the director of an expert committee that is advising the cabinet on the program. That leaves only one year for flight-testing to meet the already doubtful end-2016 target for first delivery. While ...

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