With maiden jet flight, China enters dog-fight with Boeing, Airbus

With maiden jet flight, China enters dog-fight with Boeing, AirbusChina’s home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major first step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home. The jet is a symbol of China’s ambitions to muscle into a global jet market estimated to be worth $ 2 trillion over the next two decades, as well as of Beijing’s broader “Made in China 2025″ plan to spur home-made products, from medicines to robots.



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