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China's homemade passenger jet aces first flight

May 05, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The plane represents nearly a decade of effort in a government mandated drive to reduce dependence on European consortium Airbus and US aerospace giant Boeing

CHINA'S C919. China's home-grown C919 passenger jet lands on its maiden flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on May 5, 2017. Photo by Aly Song/AFP

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

May 03, 2017 - 2:42 PM

China s home grown passenger jet is built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus

FLYING SOON. A mock-up scale model of the proposed COMAC C929, a wide-bodied commercial jet to be made by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is seen on display during the Zhuhai Air Show in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong province, on November 3, 2016. Stringer/AFP

Boeing, Airbus trade barbs as China competition heats up

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The two aerospace giants also face competition from homegrown firms backed by Beijing authorities which aim to eventually beat them

The front fuselage of an aircraft is seen at the Airbus Tianjin plant in Tianjin on March 1, 2016. Air China, which is China's third largest carier by passengers carried, on February 29 said it had ordered twelve Airbus A330-300 long-haul wide-bodied jets for 2.9 billion USD. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

China to be first trillion-dollar air market – Boeing

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:15 PM

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing says China is expected to add more than 6 800 new aircraft to its commercial fleet by 2035 as passenger traffic is on the rise

People wave Chinese flags as an ARJ21-700, China's first domestically produced regional jet, arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport after making its first flight from Chengdu to Shanghai on June 28, 2016. The ARJ21 -- which stands for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st century -- is a culmination of a programme that has so far taken 14 years. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Aly SONG

China completes production of own passenger plane

Nov 02, 2015 - 11:32 AM

The C919 a narrow body jet which can seat 168 passengers has been under production at a facility in commercial hub Shanghai for over a year

MADE IN CHINA. A scale model of C919 airline first design by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China unveil is displayed at a booth during the Asia Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2009, in Hong Kong, China on September 8, 2009. YM Yik/EPA