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PICTURES: ARJ21 Crosswind testing in western China

COMAC has posted an update of ARJ21 crosswind testing takingplace in western China. Apparently all is going well, with an ARJ21-700(aircraft 102) conducting tests at Jiayuguan airport in Gansu province.  

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#Zhuhai10: Comac’s C919 and ARJ21 set to take centrestage

With days to go before Airshow China in Zhuhai (it starts next Tuesday), word has gone around that Comac is gearing up to announce its first order for the C919 narrowbody jet at the event. This is likely to take place on Tuesday morning itself, right after the official opening of the show.Who the first […]

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Chinese carriers encouraged to buy ‘China made’ aircraft

China appears to have done a back-flip when it comes to its policy towards airline start-ups. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) last December announced it would refrain from granting air operator’s certificates (AOC) to start-ups planning to launch in 2009. But a report today in state-run China Daily, quotes unidentified CAAC officials in […]

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Big Chinese airline groups may pose problem for ARJ21

Kunpeng Airlines is to be the first to fly China’s new regional jet, the ARJ21, rather than Shandong Airlines. I was able to confirm this story today by speaking to a senior source at Kunpeng’s parent Shenzhen Airlines and by speaking to a source at Shandong Airlines. The source at Shandong says the airline put […]

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China a threat to the west?

                                                                                       Flightglobal.com yesterday published a news story on Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s (Comac) move to fast-track development of its new 150-seat aircraft, the Comac 919. Shortly after this story went out, bloggers from the US were quick to seize on the story. They highlighted the very last sentence of the story which was that […]

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