The first Chinese C919 Airliner successfully completed its first test flight before delivering to the client.
C919 is China’s first airliner independently developed, without relying on imports. China’s aircraft manufacturing really goes on an independent development road. And the world’s largest 80,000 tonnes Die Forging Press which is compulsory to manufacture C919. It is the raw material high thickness electro slag steel 20MnNiMo, which is developed by HBIS, that fills the domestic gap.
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