First Chinese Plane – level 2
The C919 is the first Chinese-built passenger jet. People designed it to compete with the Airbus 320 and the Boeing 737. It took off from Shanghai on its 80-minute maiden flight.
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) made the jet. The state media described the debut as ‘another fulfilment of a Chinese dream.’
Difficult words: maiden (the first), debut (the first showing).
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