China unveils it’s first-ever passenger jet

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The first twin-engine 158-seater C919 passenger plane made by The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) is pulled out of the company's hangar during a ceremony near the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. The first plane produced by a Chinese government initiative to compete in the market for large passenger jetliners has been unveiled in Shanghai. (AP Photo)

China has unveiled its first-ever passenger jet built and designed by the country. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC), which is China’s owned aviation manufacturer, unveiled the first C919 aircraft at its factory in Shanghai yesterday November 2nd.

The single-aisle narrow-body jet is designed to seat 168 passengers, and has a standard flight range of 2,532 miles (4,075 kilometres), which means the aircraft can fly non-stop from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur or from New York City to Los Angeles.

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