Can China's new COMAC C919 truly rival the A320 and 737?

China has succeeded in pressing into service an indigenously built jet airliner – the COMAC C919. Mark Broadbent details its design and development and ponders its prospects

The COMAC C919 – China’s first self-developed large passenger aircraft since the Shanghai Yun-10 – completed its initial commercial flight from Shanghai to Beijing on May 28 this year, marking its official entry into service.

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