After 12 Years of Delays, China’s New Jet is Ready to Compete with Western Airliners

By: | May 30th, 2014

The ARJ21-700 from China is finally ready to go after being built by the government-owned aircraft manufacturer, Comac, in order to compete with western airlines.

The first two jets are being deployed by Chengdu Airlines, capable of seating 78-90 passengers. Comac says it completed test flights in March and April racking up about 8,000 miles in the air. The ARJ21 project began in 2002 with a promised delivery year of 2007  but has run into technical problems that continued delays until 2014.

Via: TechSteel

Michael Cooney

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