The C919 is a narrow-body jet being built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), a state-owned company based in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua The C919 is a narrow-body jet being built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), a state-owned company based in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
The C919 is a narrow-body jet being built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), a state-owned company based in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
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C919: what is China’s home-grown alternative to Airbus, Boeing duopoly, and why is it important?

  • Chinese government formed the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) in 2008 to design and build the single-aisle C919
  • Most of the parts are currently imported from foreign manufacturers, though China is hoping to produce its own indigenous engine for the C919

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The C919 is a narrow-body jet being built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), a state-owned company based in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua The C919 is a narrow-body jet being built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), a state-owned company based in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
The C919 is a narrow-body jet being built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), a state-owned company based in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
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