The 168-seat C919 had been expected to make its maiden flight this year, before delivery to buyers in 2016. Photo: Reuters

China's first large airliner delayed by technology problems

First deliveries of 168-seat C919 pushed back until 2018, with manufacturer forced to buy components from US companies

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The 168-seat C919 had been expected to make its maiden flight this year, before delivery to buyers in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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