Thursday, November 5, 2015

China steps into passenger jet rivalry with Boeing and Airbus with its maiden homegrown plane

China is slowly and gradually making inroads in mega projects to compete the world major giants products.

The unveiling of C919 - China's maiden passenger jet is one such big leap China has taken to compete and break the duopoly of Boeing and Airbus.

The large passenger plane was rolled off the production line in Shanghai on Monday.  C919, a twin-engine, narrow-body aircraft with a seating capacity of up to 174 people, looks similar in size to the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 series of jets. 

The new Chinese passenger plane has a flying range of up to 5,555 kilometers (3,451 miles) and is designed to cover popular business and leisure routes from China such as Shanghai to Singapore and Beijing to Bangkok.

Read more about it at: CNN

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