中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2017-05-05 15:32:40
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中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

Here comes the maiden(首次的) flight(飞行) for China's first domestically produced(生产) large passenger plane!

中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

The C919 took to the air for the first time from Shanghai Pudong International Airport(机场) on May 5. Let's take a closer look at C919 from inside(内部的) out. 

中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

China's first domestically produced large passenger plane. The jetliner, built for medium-haul flights, has up to 174 seats(座位) and is powered by a twin(双) engine(引擎).

中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

The aircraft is developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). Its main rivals will include(包括) Airbus 320 and Boeing 737.

中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

In 2007, the State Council approved the plans(计划) to develop a Chinese-built large passenger jet. In November 2015, the first C919 jet rolled off the assembly line.

中国产大飞机C919今日首飞 Chinese-built passenger jet C919 makes its maiden flight

So far, 23 clients(客户) of COMAC have placed 570 orders(订单) for the C919, including domestic carriers such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines.

词汇 Words:

[fēi xíng] 飞行 flight
[jī chǎng] 机场 airport
[zuò wèi] 座位 seat
[yǐn qíng] 引擎 engine
[jì huà] 计划 plan
[kè hù] 客户 client
[dìng dān] 订单 order
[shēng chǎn] 生产 produce
[bāo kuò] 包括 include

重点词汇 Key word:

  • <动词 v.> fly; flit
    E.g. Wǒ míng tiān zhí fēi zhōng guó。
    我明天直飞中国。
    I will nonstop to China tomorrow.

  • <动词 v.> act/move swiftly
    E.g. Tā fēi yě sì de bēn jìn bàn gōng shì。
    她飞也似地奔进办公室。
    She came flying into the office。

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