China’s home-grown C919 passenger jet takes off

Long-delayed maiden flight a major step for Beijing as it looks to boost its profile in the global aviation market

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14:09 May 5, 2017
In this Nov. 2, 2015 photo, workers roll out the first C919 jet aircraft manufactured at the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. (COMAC) in Shanghai.
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