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China's unveils first big passenger jet, set to compete with Boeing, Airbus

Nov 02, 2015    

Beijing/Shanghai: China today unveiled its first indigenously-made large passenger plane, fulfilling the Communist giant's long-held dream of challenging the dominance of global aviation giants like Boeing and Airbus."The roll out of the first C919 aircraft marks a significant milestone in the development of China's first indigenous aircraft," Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) chairman Jin Zhuanglong said at the launch ceremony here in China's gleaming financial hub.The 158-seater C919 aircraft has a standard range of 4,075 km will make its first test flight in 2016, he said...

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