ARJ21 gets Chinese certification

Another OEM squeaked under the year end wire.  China’s first domestic regional jet has officially been certified.  This means COMAC can move forward with the ARJ21’s entry into service.  The ARJ21-700 won its certificate after a series of examinations by...

ARJ21 news

[UPDATE – see this link] Yesterday this ARJ21 was spotted in Vienna.  The aircraft is B-1110L and apparently doing test flights outside China.   The aircraft has been doing tests in the UK and has also been spotted in Oslo.  From Vienna it is reported the...

COMAC’s Steep Learning Curve

News out of China today announced another ARJ21 delay.  The aircraft was meant to enter service in 2007.  Now it seems the program is running seven years late, if it even makes the new deadline.  This delay provides fresh perspective on programs at Airbus, Boeing,...