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Full-size C919 prototype debuts at Zhuhai Airshow 2010

A full-size prototype of the Chinese-made large passenger aircraft C919, the country's first home-grown large commercial airliner, was unveiled in Zhuahai on Monday afternoon, the day before the Zhuhai Airshow 2010, which will kick off on Tuesday. The C919 has a standard range of 4,075 kilometers, and the extended range can reach a maximum of 5,555 kilometers. It has a designed capacity of 168 seats for the full economy class version and 156 seats for mixed-class version.It is planned that C919 will make its maiden flight in 2014 and be delivered in 2016 after getting the airworthiness certification.

By Liang Jun, People's Daily Online

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