Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC appears to be prepared for another delay in first delivery of the C919 airliner, saying it could be in 2021. The target represents a one-year slip from an unannounced target of 2020, also with wiggle room, that COMAC set in 2017. First delivery has remained three years away with each annual prediction—in 2016 for 2019, 2017 for 2020 and 2018 for 2021. However, COMAC’s renewed willingness to state a target does suggest rising ...

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