Beijing has declared its goal to manufacture large passenger jets with more than 150 seats and freighters capable of handling over 100 tons of cargo, with the explicit aim of taking on Airbus and Boeing.
"In the long run, COMAC aims to become one of the big three in the world to compete with Boeing and Airbus," said Chen Jin, general manager of COMAC’s sales and marketing department.
There are no booked orders for the C919, and some in the industry doubt the plane will be attractive to buyers.
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