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Inside Chinese jetliners showcased in Vietnam

Inside Chinese jetliners showcased in Vietnam

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11:31 GMT+7
Inside Chinese jetliners showcased in Vietnam
The C919 and ARJ21 passenger jets, made by COMAC in China, arrive at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam, February 26, 2024. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

The interiors of two Chinese passenger jets were introduced at an air show at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam on Tuesday.

With its jetliners, China is expected to compete with aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus in civil aviation.

The inaugural COMAC Airshow, a Chinese-made aircraft exhibition, kicked off at the airport in the northern province on the same day.

The event was scheduled throughout Thursday, featuring a series of activities such as take-off and landing performances, flying experiences, and discussions about new air routes between China and Quang Ninh.

Guests explore the interior of the C919 China-made aircraft at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province on February 27, 2024.  Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

Guests explore the interior of China's C919 aircraft at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam, February 27, 2024. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

The debut of these Chinese jets at Van Don International Airport marked a significant milestone to spur China’s plane internationalization, said Tan Wan Geng, chairman of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC), a Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer.

The event was also meant to deepen the economic and commercial cooperation between the two nations.

The C919 and ARJ21 Chinese jetliners, both manufactured by COMAC in China, arrived at the airport on Monday after they participated in the Singapore Airshow 2024, which began last Tuesday and concluded on Sunday.

The flight deck of the C919 jetliner. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

The flight deck of the C919 jetliner. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

The two jetliners represent China’s initial endeavor into civil aviation, with the ARJ21-700 being a twin-engine jet seating up to 90 passengers, while the C919 is a narrow-body passenger aircraft with a capacity of up to 192 seats. 

These airplanes have placed China among a group of select nations capable of independently designing and manufacturing aircraft, including the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Canada, the UK, France, and Germany.

The pair of Chinese passenger jets will continue to fly to Da Nang City, Ho Chi Minh City, and Vientiane in Laos after the air show in Quang Ninh wraps up.

The Economy-Class section of the C919 jet, which seats up to 192 passengers. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

The economy-class section of the C919 jet, which seats up to 192 passengers. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

Business-Class seats have a massage function to offer more comfort to passengers. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

Business-class seats have a massage function to offer more comfort to passengers. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

Cao Tuong Huy (R), chairman of the Quang Ninh Province People’s Committee, sits inside the flight deck of a Chinese aircraft. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

Cao Tuong Huy (R), chairman of the Quang Ninh Province People’s Committee, sits inside the flight deck of a Chinese aircraft. Photo: T. Duong / Tuoi Tre

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