AS HE LOOKED AT THE LAST remaining Yun-10 resting in the corner of a Shanghai aircraft manufacturing factory last year, Cheng Bushi, deputy chief designer of China's first domestically designed and manufactured large civil jet transport, recalled that he didn't expect he would have to wait more than two decades for Beijing to respond affirmatively to his pleas to build a successor. The 150/180-passenger Yun-10, originally known as the "708 Project," came to life in August 1970 and the ...

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