At the beginning of full-scale development in 2008, the Comac C919 was eight years from first delivery, according to the schedule of the day. After 10 years had passed, it was still three years away from the target. In 2019, it looks like it still has three years to go. The Chinese state manufacturer has pushed back its target for certification of the C919, a 158-seat airliner, to 2021 from 2020 following a further sign of delay in flight testing. The company’s earlier outlook ...

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