China Designs and Builds Its First Jumbo Jet

Posted by Greg | November 16, 2010  |  1 Comment

Yesterday China announced the release of it’s first ever locally designed and built jumbo jet, the C919. The announcement was made at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong provice in Southern China. The jet could be taking off by as early as 2014 and be delivered to airlines for commercial use by 2016. I say “could be” because with the way some Chinese manufacturers cut corners, I’m not sure that the jet will make it off the ground. Still…it’s a step in the right direction for China.

Sources: Xinhua and China Daily via MICGadget

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