C919 first flight a milestone in China’s airliner ambitions

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When the Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) C919 took its first flight in early May, it symbolized something greater than the flying debut of a new airliner. The C919 is also China’s challenger in a narrowbody market dominated by Airbus and Boeing. While the maiden flight of the 150-passenger, CFM...

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