BEIJING, March. 12 -- China's dream to have self- developed jumbo aircraft is
expected to come true by 2020 if everything goes well, said an expert on Monday.
"We are now fairly well conditioned for making large aircraft with sound
support from growing national economic strength, technological development and
experience in manufacturing," said Liu Daxiang, deputy head of the Department of
Science and Technology Development under China Aviation Industry Corporation I
The preparation work has been going well, said Liu, also a deputy to the
ongoing parliament session. He added the government should work out regulations
on the development of large civil aircraft "as soon as possible" to ensure the
project processes smoothly.