Aircraft manufacturing to take off on C919 jet

By Zhu Wenqian in Beijing and Tian Xuefei in Harbin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-06 07:34:26

The successful maiden flight of the C919, a single-aisle homegrown passenger jet, is expected to provide a major impetus to the domestic airplane manufacturing industry.

With more than 100,000 components for the plane, more than 240 local companies have served as suppliers and manufacturers for the C919 aircraft.

Once the C919 plane starts mass production and delivery, it is expected to drive the rapid growth of the upstream and downstream industry chains and other high-end manufacturing sectors, such as metal materials, metallurgical processing and dynamic controls.

Aircraft manufacturing to take off on C919 jet

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