China's major tech breakthroughs

Xinhua | 2017-05-25 10:14


China's major tech breakthroughs

China's homegrown large passenger plane C919 makes its maiden flight in Shanghai, East China, May 5, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Homegrown jumbo passenger jet C919 completes maiden flight

China sent its homegrown large passenger plane C919 into sky on May 5, 2017, becoming one of the world's top makers of jumbo aircraft.

The flight makes China the fourth jumbo jet producer after the United States, Europe and Russia.

It also marks a milestone for the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC), the Shanghai-based manufacturer of C919.

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