China's C919 passenger plane makes maiden flight

China's C919 passenger plane makes maiden flight

May 28, 2023 by BBC News - Asia

Key Facts

  • Image source, Reuters Image caption, China's Comac company says it plans to produce 150 C919s annually in five years China's first domestically produced passenger jet has taken off on its maiden commercial flight.
  • State TV showed the C919 rising into the skies above Shanghai, heading to the capital Beijing early on Sunday.
  • Comac - which plans to produce 150 planes annually in five years' time - says it has already secured more than 1,200 orders for the C919.
  • President Xi Jinping, who sat in the cockpit of a mock-up C919 a few years ago, has described the project as one of China's most innovative achievements.

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