China moved one step closer to achieving its "dream" of manufacturing "jumbo aircraft" by establishing Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China in Shanghai yesterday. The company is charged with building civil aircraft, with a particular focus on large commercial jets, likely in the 150-seat size category. Beijing has said it could compete with some Boeing and Airbus models by 2020 (ATWOnline, April 10, 2007). Originally scheduled to launch in March (ATWOnline, April 20), the new company has a ...

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