China Eastern takes delivery of second homegrown C919 jet -CCTV

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of a second Chinese-made C919 narrowbody jet, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday, as the first customer for the type looks to ramp up flights.

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The C919 is the product of the state-backed Commercial Aviation Corp of China (COMAC) which began developing the jet 15 years ago to rival the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX single-aisle jet families.


COMAC delivered the first C919 to China Eastern in December and the plane completed its first commercial flight in May, which was trumpeted by state media as a symbol of China’s industrial prowess and national pride.


The second C919 has the same cabin configuration as the first plane and will join it to fly the Shanghai-Chengdu route, CCTV said.

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Source: Reuters

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