H/t reader squodgy:
“Certification planned for 2018.
Both Boeing & Airbus will suffer.”
China has moved a step closer to its ambitious multi-trillion dollar plan to penetrate the global passenger jet market.
The second prototype of the C919 plane took off from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport marking a successful maiden test flight, state media reported.
“The test flight lasted for around two hours during which performance of the plane’s major systems and equipments like taking-off and landing, navigation and communication, speed acceleration and deceleration were tested,” Xinhua News Agency reported.