The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua

Aviation

China’s C919 commercial jet aspirations are overblown and no threat to Boeing or Airbus, Washington think tank finds

  • Centre for Strategic and International Studies gives a wholesale rejection of Beijing’s dream to break up commercial aircraft duopoly
  • Any US sanctions on the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China also said to be ‘counterproductive’, as China could retaliate by not buying from US companies such as Boeing

Topic |   Aviation
The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
The third C919 prototype passenger jet takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
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