IN FOCUS: China bids to boost airliner manufacturing presence

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At the 2010 Farnborough air show, China's state-owned aircraft manufacturer Comac showcased models of its indigenous projects - the ARJ21 regional jet and the C919 commercial narrowbody - for the first time.

A year later, at the Paris show, it displayed a full-scale cabin mock-up of the C919, a move the company's president said at the time signalled its commitment to the international market.

The airframer is expected to have an evaren larger presence at this year's Farnborough show, where organisers have revealed Comac is "buying up more space than ever", as the 2014 first-flight target for its C919 draws nearer and it tries to woo foreign customers.

China is taking its ambitions of becoming a power in the aerospace industry seriously....

 

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