Chinese start-up carrier Genghis Khan Airlines has launched operations with the Comac ARJ21.

GE Aviation – which supplies CF34-10A powerplants for the twinjet – says the Hohhot-based airline operated its first flight to Ulanhot today.

Genghis Khan Airlines has received two ARJ21s and plans to operate 25 of the type by 2024, says GE, noting the carrier is the first to have an entirely Chinese-made fleet.

The airline’s chairman, Yutao Hao, states that Genghis Khan Airlines “shoulders the mission of exploring the industrialised development of China-made jet airliners”.

He adds that GE’s “deep experience and comprehensive support will play an outstanding role in fulfilling this mission”.

The US manufacturer describes the CF34-10A as “ideally suited” to the ARJ21 and says that the engine “meets the demanding conditions of China’s diverse environment, specifically the hot temperature and high-altitude conditions experienced on many routes in mid-west and north China”.

GE is the sole engine supplier for the aircraft.

Source: Cirium Dashboard