COMAC’s ARJ-21

The much delayed ARJ has started test flights for launch customer Chengdu Airlines. The first two deliveries are set occur in April or May. This will be the first Chinese attempt at offering a regional airliner. So how does their offering compare to competitive...

ARJ-21 wins first non-Chinese airline order

At the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Chinese OEM COMAC (no link because we cannot get www.comac.cc to load) signed an MoU with the Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Transport for three ARJ21-700s. The order consists of two...

Will ARJ-21 Delays Impact C919?

COMAC recently announced that the ARJ-21 certification and entry into service will be delayed by an additional 1-2 years, and not enter service until 2015 at the earliest.   Having flown a prototype a couple of years ago, this has become an exceptionally long...