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From Blueprint to Reality: Hebei’s C929 Model Nears Completion, Inspiring Future Aviators

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In the northern province of Hebei, China, a remarkable achievement is nearing completion as five college teachers dedicate four years to constructing a 1:1 scale model of China’s cutting-edge long-range wide-body commercial aircraft, the C929.

With an impressive wingspan of 54 meters and a length of 57.72 meters, this meticulously crafted model is destined for a unique purpose—serving as a valuable tool for aviation-related teaching.

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Being the nation’s first autonomously developed jet-type long-range widebody aircraft that strictly adheres to international airworthiness standards, the C929 itself is a ground-breaking accomplishment for China. Furthermore, it exhibits China’s strength in the aviation sector by proudly claiming independent intellectual property rights.

The C929 base model’s 280 seats are designed to provide passengers with a roomy and comfortable journey. This long-haul aircraft, with its remarkable 12,000-kilometer range, is purposefully designed to satisfy the increasing demand for effective international and regional air passenger transportation on a global scale.

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As the 1:1 scale model nears completion, it represents China’s aviation aspirations in tangible form and serves as an important educational tool for the upcoming generation of aerospace professionals and enthusiasts.

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