The C919 roll out marked a milestone for Comac. (Photo: Zhang Anchao/Comac)

China’s Burgeoning Aviation Industry

China’s aviation industry has had a slow start and hadn't taken off until the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping opened up the country to significant economic reform. Since then, however, the industry has grown tremendously and is set to eclipse the United States’ aviation industry within the next decade and a half. Comac C919 The Chinese first attempted to build a passenger jet in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but that attempted largely failed with the aircraft crashing. Since…