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China's COMAC says it has secured orders for 300 homegrown jets

Single-aisle C919 passenger plane at center of bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus

The maker of C919, Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, says it has received many orders for the passenger jet.     © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- The maker of China's homegrown C919 passenger jet said Wednesday it had secured orders for 300 of the planes at the center of ambitions to compete with Boeing and Airbus in its home market.

After the recently certified jet took flight at Airshow China in southern Zhuhai, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced it had struck major deals with several leasing companies, although it did not say how much the orders were worth.

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