Comac ARJ21-700 completes anti-ice flight test

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The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) ARJ21-700 regional jet programme has pushed through to the next stage of anti-ice tests.

Aircraft 104 completed its maiden dry-air flight test for its wing's anti-ice system on 10 March, said Comac.

The aircraft departed from Urumqi Diwopu international airport at 13:00 hours local time and landed three hours later.

During the flight, all conditions were smooth, said Comac.

Aircraft 104 will next enter the dry-air windshield heating test phase in preparation for upcoming test flights in icy weather conditions.

The tests came shortly after the aircraft was issued its type inspection authorisation, which means that it can enter into the Civil Aviation Administration of China's (CAAC) certification flight test phase.