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C919 takes wing, marks milestone

By Wang Ying and Zhu Wenqian in Shanghai ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-06 07:31:08

Debut flight hailed as making a Chinese 'dream come true'

The C919, China's first homegrown large passenger plane, made its debut flight on Friday in Shanghai, a breakthrough in the country's innovation and manufacturing drive and a change to the landscape of the global civil aviation market.

The successful test flight of the C919 comes only nine days after the country debuted its first homegrown aircraft carrier in Dalian, Liaoning province, showing the world its manufacturing prowess, development of advanced technology and national ambition to regain past glory.

C919 takes wing, marks milestone

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