The 168-seat C919, China's answer to Boeing's B737 and Airbus' A320, should complete assembly this year with deliveries expected between 2018 and 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

China-Russia tie-up on widebody jet may get started before home-grown plane makes maiden flight

Aerospace giant UAC says widebody agreement may be signed before year-end, as maiden flight of indigenous narrowbody aircraft is delayed

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The 168-seat C919, China's answer to Boeing's B737 and Airbus' A320, should complete assembly this year with deliveries expected between 2018 and 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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