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China's COMAC says maiden flight of C919 jet scheduled for May 5
May 3, 2017 / 4:27 AM / 7 months ago

China's COMAC says maiden flight of C919 jet scheduled for May 5

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) said on Wednesday the maiden flight for the C919, China’s first domestically-produced large passenger plane, is scheduled for May 5.

FILE PHOTO: The first C919 passenger jet made by the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) is pulled out during a news conference at the company's factory in Shanghai, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

The maiden flight will take place in the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, subject to weather conditions, COMAC said. State media agency Xinhua earlier on Wednesday reported the maiden flight’s date.

Reuters, quoting sources, had reported last month that China planned to stage the maiden C919 flight on or around May 5.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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