China’s Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) launched the first flight of its C919 narrowbody May 5. The aircraft departed from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and flew over Shanghai’s neighboring county of Qidong, in the Jiangsu Province, for 1 hour and 20 min.    The CFM Leap 1C-powered C919 is designed to seat 158 passengers in a standard two-class configuration. When the much-delayed C919 program was launched in 2008, the maiden flight was originally scheduled ...

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