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China's C919 to break Boeing, Airbus dominance | Updated: 2013-08-06 11:56

China's first domestically produced large passenger aircraft C919 is expected to take to the skies by 2015, China News reported citing a senior engineer.

The narrow-body airliner, has been designed into three types of cabin configuration from 156 to 180 seats across a range of classes.

Zhang Yanzhong, a member of Chinese academy of engineering and an advisor to the C919 program, said the single-aisle aircraft built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) has better performance in safety, fuel consumption and passenger experience than the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320, and is likely to break their duopoly of the airliner market.

By the end of 2012, the C919 already had 380 orders, according to the Comac.

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