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China's New Passenger Jetliner an Answer to Boeing and Airbus

  • Comac, C919, passenger jet, Boeing, Airbus, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
    A Chinese-made C919 passenger jet prepares to take off on its first flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai

    Chinese-built passenger jetliner completed its first public flight test, embodying the country’s ambitions to take on the industry champions, Boeing and Airbus.

  • Comac, C919, passenger jet, Boeing, Airbus, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
    the C919 is filled with gear made by Western industrial giants like General Electric and Honeywell.

    The aircraft landed safely and Comac, its manufacturer, declared it a success. But the program still has a long journey ahead.

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