China’s long-planned ARJ21 regional jet, which was supposed to enter commercial service in 2008, is now certain to be delayed by at least one year.
An-148–The first Ukrainian airplane built with CAD-CAM technology continues to defy the odds, and not only in a technical sense. The only aircraft built in the former Soviet Union without direct public funding, the 70-seat An-148 flew for the first time on December 17 in the midst of the Orange Revolution, raising a symbol of stability in a country rocked by political unrest.
Montreal-based CAE will build the first full-flight simulator for the new ARJ21 regional jet being developed by China’s AVIC I Commercial Aircraft Co. The first aircraft to be designed and built entirely in China, the 90-seat ARJ21 regional jet is expected to enter service in China in 2009 and later elsewhere.
ARJ21–China’s AVIC I Commercial Aircraft (ACAC) continues its deliberate march toward a 2009 introduction of the 90-seat ARJ21-700,
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