The C919, a twin-engine 158-seater, is the fruit of a Chinese government initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners. Photo: EPA

China rolls out indigenous C919 jet in a bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus

C919 comes off assembly line after seven years in the making but while orders abound, it may still be a while before the plane gains commercial acceptance

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The C919, a twin-engine 158-seater, is the fruit of a Chinese government initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners. Photo: EPA
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