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    Xi Jinping meets with C919 project team, calling for more breakthroughs in high-end equipment manufacturing

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    BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday hailed progress in the development of the C919 large passenger plane and called for other major breakthroughs in the manufacture of high-end equipment.

    Xi, also Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during a meeting with representatives of the C919 project team and an exhibition on the achievements of the project at the Great Hall of the People.Making large domestic passenger planes hover in the sky corresponds to the will of the state, the dream of the nation and the expectations of the people, said Mr. Xi. He stressed the need to fully exploit the country’s new system to mobilize resources nationwide and prioritize safety and quality with continuous efforts for more breakthroughs. in key and base technologies e, and for serialization and large-scale serialization in development. He called for solid progress in building the country into a manufacturing powerhouse.Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the event. Safety and reliability must come first, and all potential safety hazards must be eliminated, Xi told representatives.He was briefed on the design, manufacturing, testing , test flights and airworthiness of the C919 large passenger aircraft during the visit to the exhibition on the achievements of the project.On the road to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we must focus on a long-term strategy, set concrete goals in light of actual conditions, choose the right technological path, and continue our good work step by step, stressed Xi Jinping.Aim high and be brave to climb the peaks of the landscape technological world, Xi said. The C919 large passenger aircraft is China‘s first self-developed large-volume airliner. The aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight in 2017 and obtained the type certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China after completing all airworthiness certifications in September 2022.The first big C919 aircraft will be delivered by the end of this year.The successful development of the C919 widebody passenger aircraft and the receipt of its type certificate indicate that China has the ability to independently develop widebody aircraft world-class passengers, which is an important step in this field.

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