SHANGHAI: China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a home-grown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.
The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), was set to take wing over Shanghai on Friday, the company said on Wednesday, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
"If weather conditions are not suitable, the maiden flight will be rescheduled," COMAC said, adding that engineers had completed some 118 tests.
Cheap Indians - earth - 14 hours ago
China MAKES low quality products specifically for poor and cheap Indians. Over 98% of China's exports are to Western countries, US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain,.. you name it but NONE of these countries had any complaints about Chinese Low quality and reliability. Only Indians do because they can only afford cheap stuff. As they say: you get what you paid for. It's only economics. Go to a place called YiWu in Zheijinag province of China, you will see and meet hundreds Indians there, eager to buy and import everything to India. Indians should complain to or even prosecute these Indian fellow country-men!
Dinesh Kumar Gupta
You are quite wrong. All over the world the Chinese products are being classified as second or third quality. They only sell because of low prices and huge retail margin
sid - 11 hours ago
many people here laughing at chinese products. but my question is What india can produce? do u guys know china's industrial value is no.1 in the world. which is 150% of US. 3 times of japan and more than 10 times of india.
Indian Mindset - UK - 7 hours ago
China should test fly this plane by inviting Indians on board, especially their Modi and the heads of their ISRO, DSRO, etc. to let them experience a safe and comfortable flight in a jet airliner made by a fellow Asian country so that they can abandon their SLAVE mindset in that everything their West master did was great but everything China does is copying, stealing and low quality. Unless Indians give up their slave mindset, India is not going anywhere!
Boasting costs nothing, which is the only product India can make.