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ARJ21 Wins 100 Orders From AVIC International

posted Nov 19, 2010, 1:13 AM by Elaine Bell


Katie Cantle

AVIC International has signed an agreement with COMAC to purchase 100 ARJ21s at the Zhuhai Air Show. Both companies said they will work together to market to international customers.

So far, there have been 340 ARJ21 orders, mainly from domestic carriers, but Lao Airlines, which ordered two aircraft in January 2010, will likely be the ARJ21’s first foreign operator.  COMAC ARJ21 Chief Designer Chen Yong noted that the regional jet is in the phase of making test flights and gaining certification from CAAC. It is working toward gaining certification from FAA to pave the way for its international marketing plan. The regional aircraft is scheduled to enter the market in 2011.