Production is under way of the first major components for the AVIC I Commercial Aircraft ARJ21 regional jet. Xian Aircraft is responsible for building the ARJ21’s fuselage and wing, while Shanghai Aviation will carry out final assembly the aircraft.

ARJ21 components
Production begins  © ACAC

The initial production version will be the ARJ21-700, and the first example of the General Electric CF34-10A-powered twinjet is due to be rolled out at the end of next year. First flight is scheduled for March 2008, with entry-into-service following in late 2009.

Source: Flight International