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Third prototype of China’s C919 jet completes first test flight

BEIJING: A third prototype of China’s home-built C919 narrowbody passenger jet completed its first test flight on Friday, its manufacturer said, in another step forward in the nation’s push to become a global civil aerospace player. The C919, which will compete with Boeing Co’s 737 and the Airbus SE A320, is widely regarded as a symbol of China’s civil aerospace ambition and President Xi Jinping’s policy of upgrading manufacturing capabilities. In a statement on its official microblog, Commercial Aircraft Corp of China…