Comac C919

Comac 919 pre-show media image. (Ben Sandilands/Plane Talking)

Comac 919 pre-show media image. (Ben Sandilands/Plane Talking)

Ben Sandilands of Plane Talking has some images of China’s challenger to Boeing and Airbus market dominance, the Comac C919.  China unveiled the model at Hong Kong’s Asian Aerospace ’09 trade show.

The aircraft is expected to enter service in 2016.  Although Western companies are competing for engine contracts, another state-owned Chinese firm (AVIC) is said to be developing its own alternate engine.

And, of course, the company says the C919 will be cheaper to own and operate than comparable offerings from Boeing or Airbus.

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