Manufacturing

Long March-3B carrier rocket

A Long March-3B carrier rocket takes off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Jan 12, 2018.

China on Friday sent twin satellites into space on a single carrier rocket, as part of efforts to enable its BeiDou system to provide navigation and positioning services to countries along the Belt and Road by the end of 2018.

A Chinese enterprise has developed the world’s first carbon fiber composite vehicle body, which is 35 percent lighter than metal ones.

The Chinese state-owned enterprise, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd, has exclusive rights in developing and testing the carbon fiber composite body, making China a world leader in adopting the material in rail transit industry.

China's MA60 planes serve Central Africa

The China-developed MA60 regional plane is playing an important role in helping central African countries build regional airline networks, said the aircraft's developer Friday.

Fourteen MA60 aircraft now serve seven central African countries via 20 regional air routes, which have jointly created a primary regional airline network, said the State-owned China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC).

2nd prototype of C919 finishes 1st test flight

The C919, China’s first homegrown large passenger jet, takes off at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Dec 17, 2017.

A second prototype of China's first homegrown large passenger jet finished its first test flight on Sunday in Shanghai.

The second C919 prototype, coded 10102, flew successfully for two hours after taking off at 10:34 am from Pudong International Airport and returning there at 12:34 pm.