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C919 Makes First Flight, Can China Challenge Airbus/Boeing?



Admin Posted by nighthawk on 05 May 2017 - 09:43:01
312 posts, 170 aircraft seen at 20 airports. Local Airport: CAX

The C919, a Chinese 174 seat aircraft designed to rival the 737/A320, made it's first flight this morning. You can see a video of it here:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-05/china-s-new-jet-takes-off-to-challenge-boeing-and-bolster-xi

Can this aircraft challenge Airbus and Boeing? The domestic market for it could be huge, but will we ever see any Western carriers order it?

Premium Posted by Kas0786 on 10 May 2017 - 00:05:22
8 posts, 819 aircraft seen at 10 airports. Local Airport: Not specified

I don't see why not if the price is competitive and the aircraft itself is on a par




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