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Chinese Rival to Boeing, Airbus Narrowbody Completes Test Flight

A model of the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. (Comac) C919 aircraft at the Singapore Airshow in 2018. 

A model of the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. (Comac) C919 aircraft at the Singapore Airshow in 2018. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A Chinese rival to Boeing Co.’s 737 Max and Airbus SE’s A320neo narrowbody aircraft completed its first pre-delivery test flight, according to a CCTV report

The C919 jet developed by Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. was test flown for about three hours on Saturday ahead of its delivery to its first customer soon, the report said. The narrowbody plane was priced at $99 million, according to a filing this week by Shanghai-based China Eastern Airline Corp., which has signed a deal to buy five of those passenger jets.