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China's C919, challenger to Boeing 737, aims for 2022 deliveries

New technologies complicate first-ever certification; U.S. restrictions add uncertainty

Under development since 2008, COMAC's C919 targets the same market as the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737.    © AP

Deliveries of China's homegrown C919 narrow-body passenger jet are expected this year after several delays, despite a tight schedule for regulatory certifications and uncertainties related to U.S. trade bans.

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