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Second prototype of China's home-built C919 jet conducts test flight

The C919 made its maiden flight on May 5 after numerous delays

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

  A second prototype of China's home-built C919 passenger jet took off for a test flight in Shanghai on Sunday, state television reported, another step forward in the country's ambitions to muscle in to the global jet market. A total of six prototypes will eventually conduct test flights, China Central Television reported, with engine tests to be a particular focus. The aim was to conduct another long-distance test flight in late January, chief engineer Wang Wei was quoted as saying. More than 1,000 tests would be carried out. The narrow-body aircraft, which ...

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First Published: Sun, December 17 2017. 19:14 IST