2007-12-23 - ARJ21 roll-outACAC rolls out ARJ21
Chinesischer Regionaljet vorgestellt<br /> The Chinese aviation group AVIC1 Commercial Aircraft Co. LTD (ACAC) celebrated the roll-out of the regional jet ARJ21 in Shanghai.
The ARJ21, the Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century, is the first regional jet aircraft to be entirely designed and built in the People's Republic of China. The program was begun in 2002. The ARJ21 is a regional jet that is designed for both the Chinese and the international market. It is meant for medium-range as well as short-range flights and will primarily service secondary routes in western China which transport fewer passengers. The maiden flight of the basic model ARJ21-700 with up to 90 seats is planned for March 2008. ACAC is planning to put the jet into service in September 2009. During the roll-out ceremony ACAC has announced a large order for 50 ARJ21 aircraft plus an additional 50 on option. To date, 121 firm orders for the ARJ21 have been placed by various Chinese airlines and leasing companies. In addition to the ARJ-700, ACAC will offer the ARJ21-900 model, which with its lengthened fuselage will carry 90 to 105 passengers.