TIMELINE: Development of C919, China’s first commercial jetliner

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China's C199 prepares for maiden voyage

The maiden flight of C919, the first China built commercial passenger aircraft, will take place on May 5 at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, subject to weather conditions.

The development and launching of this aircraft was several years in the making. Let’s have a look at some milestones along the way in this first for Chinese commercial aeronautics.