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China's 1st large homemade passenger jet taking to the skies

May 5, 2017 2:56 AM
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BEIJING – China's first large homemade passenger jetliner is due to make its maiden flight from Shanghai later Friday.

The 158-seater C919 is being touted as a rival to single-aisle jets the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. It was originally due to fly in 2014 before being delivered to buyers in 2016, but has been beset by delays blamed on manufacturing problems.

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