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Fourth prototype of China's C919 jet completes first test flight-media

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The fourth prototype of China’s home-built C919 narrowbody passenger jet completed its first test flight on Thursday, state media said, as the country pushes forward with a homegrown rival to Airbus SE <AIR.PA> and Boeing Co <BA.N> planes.

The test flight in Shanghai lasted for 1 hour and 25 minutes, the People’s Daily reported on its Twitter account.

The third C919 prototype conducted its first test flight in December.

(Reporting by Jamie Freed; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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