Friday, March 20, 2015
China's aerospace industry.
The two flagship programmes of COMAC, China's civil aircraft manufacturer, have passed milestones. First, China's civil aviation authority certified the design of the company's regional jet as airworthy in late 2014. Second, a prototype C919 airliner -- an aspiring competitor for Boeing's 737 and the Airbus A320 -- is now fully assembled and ready to start tests later this year.