China C919 Passenger Jet vs Boeing: Ever since China’s failed attempts in 1980’s, China in the year 2008 launched its project C919 to mark its name in the largest manufacturers of large passenger jetliners.
On Monday, China introduced its first domestic large passenger jetliner, live on the national television.
Towed beneath a banner saying “a dream takes off”. The grand and sporting C919 was unveiled, with its white frame and it had a royal blue stripe and neon green tail.
China C919 Passenger Jet vs Boeing
Similar in size to Airbus 320 and Boeing 737,C919 with its advanced technology used throughout the plane, twin engine and a flying range of up to 5,555 kilometres(3,451 miles) is all geared up to challenge the dominance of the two in the global aviation market. It has an aircraft seating of up to 174 people. [see: David Cameron poppy photoshop fail.]
With its inaugural flight almost a year away, one can say that it is meant to target leisure routes for instance from Shanghai to Singapore and Beijing to Bangkok.
The manufacturers of C919, state-owned commercial aircraft corporation of China(COMAC) have revealed that they are set to make another wide-brimmed airliner. (also: Nepal is still in crisis.)
The company expects to sell 20,000 aircrafts in the coming year. After The United States, China holds the second-largest air travel market and as per a report by Boeing forecast, over the next two decades China’s estimated requirement would be of 6,300 new airplanes.
Whereas, there are speculations over its sales in the international market as it lacks certification from the U. S federal aviation association (FAA).