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C919 sign of high technology

China Daily | Updated: 2015-11-03 08:16

The first assembled C919 airliner made its debut in Shanghai on Monday, which is a significant milestone in the development of China's civil aviation industry.

The domestically designed and manufactured C919 will be able to carry up to 168 passengers and will have a maximum range of 5,500 kilometers. Although some time is still needed for the C919 to make its first test flight and enter commercial service, the successful assembly of the first complete aircraft is a considerable boost to the domestic aviation industry.

Its commercial use in China and the rest of the world is expected to break the decades-long duopoly of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 in the world aviation market.

C919 sign of high technology

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