First Take (May 15, 2017)

Credit: Comac
COMMERCIAL AVIATION China’s Comac C919 narrowbody airliner made its 79-min. first flight from Shanghai on May 5, reaching an airspeed of 170 kt. and altitude of 10,000 ft. The flight comes nine years after the C919 was launched with an objective to fly in 2014 and begin deliveries in 2016. A first...

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