First Domestic Regional Jet ARJ21-700 Delivered to Chengdu Airlines

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-12-04

The first China-made new regional jet, ARJ21-700, with a nose made in Chengdu, arrived at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport from Shanghai, after an over 3-hour flight on November 30th.
Chengdu Airlines is the first carrier to fly the homemade aircraft.
It is believed that the airplane is another breakthrough in China’s aviation industry after the C919 jumbo jet, the first made-in-China passenger aircraft.
After all tests to ensure the plane’s airworthiness and before it took off from Shanghai, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) had issued all relevant licenses and certificates to Chengdu Airlines. And the State Post Bureau of the People’s Republic of China issued commemorative stamps for the jet.
Zhang fang, an instructor pilot of Chengdu Airlines said, “The jet’s control and comfort are as good as other famous brand planes.” He summed up the features of it as “comfortable, economical, adaptable and sharing much commonality with other 150-seat trunk liners”.
With an all-economy class configuration, the first ARJ21-700 jet delivered to Chengdu Airlines is equipped with 90 seats. After a three-month trial service, it will be put into operation at the end of February or early March next year. The Chengdu Airlines has chosen 7 popular routes from Chengdu to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Xi’an, Guiyang and Wuhan to operate the first five ARJ21-700 planes.

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