China’s homegrown passenger jetliner enters overseas market

SHANGHAI, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — China’s homegrown regional jetliner, the ARJ21, was Sunday delivered to its first overseas client TransNusa, an Indonesian airline, marking China’s first indigenously developed passenger jetliner to enter foreign markets.

The delivered aircraft is designed with 95 seats, all economy class. Its outer appearance is painted blue, yellow, and green, said Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC).

An ARJ21 passenger aircraft, the 2,000th aircraft leased by the Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone (DFTP), lands at the Tianjin Binhai International Airport in north China’s Tianjin Municipality, July 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhao Zishuo)

China’s domestically-developed ARJ21 regional aircraft has a range of up to 3,700 km. It can fly in alpine and plateau regions and is adaptive to various airport conditions.

So far, nearly 100 ARJ21 planes have been delivered to its clients, operating on over 300 air routes to more than 100 cities and transporting over 5.6 million passengers, said COMAC.

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