China has entered the
of making airplanes. The first Chinese-made
aircraft took off from Shanghai on Sunday and landed at Beijing Airport. The
-bodied C919 plane had 128 passengers on
. The company that made the plane is the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. This is shortened to "COMAC". China's President Xi Jinping hailed the C919 aircraft as a "
". Newspapers in China called the C919 "a symbol of industrial
and national pride". A
on the flight was impressed with the plane. He said: "The
was extremely smooth, comfortable and memorable. I'll remember this
for some time to come."