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China and Russia are coming for Boeing, Airbus

Fernanda Nunes | Published tue May 23, 2017 7:02 pm | 3160 Views

There aren't many details yet about what China and Russia are planning, but their new jet would carry about 280 passengers in three classes and fly roughly 6,500 nautical miles. 

The C919 from the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or Comac, made its first flight on May 5 2017, and is meant to compete with the single-aisle Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. 

China has established a variety of partnerships to help establish its aerospace industry on a world stage, including ventures with western aerospace suppliers to develop the C919. 

Boeing estimates China will need $1 trillion worth of new aircraft over the next 20 years, including approximately 1,500 the size of the new Sino-Russian airliner. 

Source: CNN

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