50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

COMAC Proceeds FAA Certification for ARJ21

Download: Printable PDF Date: 10 Sep 2015 07:32 category:
Publisher:
COMAC Proceeds FAA Certification for ARJ21 - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Source: WCARN

On December 30, 2014, the first Chinese regional jet developed the COMAC called the ARJ21-700 aircraft received the Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in Beijing, paving the way for the aircraft's entry into service.

COMAC launched the ARJ21 project in 2002 in an attempt to break into the Western-dominated aircraft market. The aircraft took the maiden flight in November 2008 and completed all the required certification test programs early this year.

Recently, the Chinese airframer has completed the half-year route-proving demonstration of the ARJ21 regional jets. The first two of the ARJ21-700 regional jets have been completed for the launch customer Chengdu Airlines (EU), which are expected to be delivered in November 2015, according to COMAC.

The plane was promised for 2007 but delivery was pushed back due to technical problems. The Chinese Civil Aviation Authority had hoped to partner with the FAA to get international certification for the plane, but that has not yet taken place.

To date, COMAC has received a total of 315 orders for the type from 19 customers at home and abroad. If getting FAA certification, then the ARJ21 can be sold globally.



Loading comments for COMAC Proceeds FAA Certification for ARJ21...


Recommended

Dubai Airshow exhibitors praise global reach of show

Exhibitors from around the world praised the global reach of Dubai Airshow and welcomed it as an opportunity to build partnerships globally. Representatives from 117 countries were present on the firs...

Increased Lufthansa Technik Middle East footprint in the region

Lufthansa Technik Middle East  has further increased its footprint for MRO services in the Gulf region and is set to continue on its recent growth path. It has recently expanded both it...

Czech Airlines Technics Base Maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines

Czech Airlines Technics has entered into a Base Maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines. Under the contract, CSAT will provide Airbus A320 Family base maintenance checks in its facilities at...

Cyber training agreement - Airbus CyberSecurity and ORSYS

Airbus CyberSecurity has signed an agreement with French services provider ORSYS to join forces in cyber training. As part of this agreement, ORSYS has selected the Airbus Cyber Range training pl...