ACAC ARJ21

August 4, 2008 - 12:32pm

Shanghai-based investment group D’Long in late June confirmed it has signed a contract for the rights to the suspended Fairchild Dornier 728 program, but an eventual relaunch of the 76-seat jet remains far from certain. According to J.

July 28, 2008 - 11:46am

China Aviation Industry, the country’s largest state-owned air-plane manufacturer, said at the Paris Air Show last month it plans to design and build a 70- to 90-seat regional jet that will be 10 percent cheaper to buy and to operate than competitive aircraft from Bombardier and Embraer. Officials in Paris declined to give the price of the ARJ21, or when it would enter the market.

May 9, 2008 - 5:16am

China’s AVIC I Commercial Aircraft Co. (ACAC) last month signed a letter of intent with GE Aircraft Engines that calls for the use of GE’s CF34-10A turbofan to power the proposed ARJ21 regional jet. The CF34-10A engine, scheduled for introduction early in 2004 with the Embraer 190-200, would power both the 79-passenger and the 99-passenger variants of the ARJ21 under the terms of the agreement.

April 1, 2008 - 11:35am

The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has approved plans by China Eastern Airlines and aerospace consortium AVIC I to establish a new regional airline based in Xian. Named Xingfu (Happy) Airlines, the enterprise would involve a 40-percent investment by China Eastern, while AVIC I–the maker of the ARJ21 regional jet–takes the remaining 60 percent.

February 27, 2008 - 8:44am

Bombardier Aerospace expects to conclude negotiations soon with Chinese state aerospace conglomerate AVIC I on the terms of an agreement under which the Canadian company would help China develop the 105-seat ARJ21-900. For its part, Bombardier would get $400 million and a risk-sharing partner in the proposed
C Series airliner, due for industrial launch some time this year.

February 17, 2008 - 10:33pm

China has confirmed plans to establish a new company next month to build its next commercial airliner, the 105-seat ARJ21-900. Shareholders will likely include the China Aviation Industry Corp. I (AVIC I), AVIC II, state-owned investment companies and domestic airlines.

February 11, 2008 - 9:02am

A concerted effort to develop a modern regional air transportation industry in China has finally begun, just in time for the Beijing Summer Olympic Games and as the country’s aerospace industry readies the indigenously developed ARJ21 regional jet for service.

February 8, 2008 - 8:38am

Chinese aerospace conglomerate AVIC I unveiled the ARJ21-700 regional jet during a December 21 rollout ceremony in Shanghai for a select group of official guests and government-approved media.

February 8, 2008 - 8:38am

Chinese aerospace conglomerate AVIC I unveiled the ARJ21-700 regional jet during a December 21 rollout ceremony in Shanghai for a select group of official guests and government-approved media.

December 21, 2007 - 9:52am

Chinese aerospace conglomerate AVIC I unveiled the new ARJ21-700 regional jet during a rollout ceremony in Shanghai today for a select group of official guests and government-approved media. Officials used the occasion to reveal a new Chinese name for the 90-seat airplane–Xiang Feng, or Flying Phoenix–and announce a 100-unit commitment from Kunpeng Airlines. China’s Shenzhen Airlines and Mesa Air Group of the U.S.

 
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