Advanced Regional Jet 21 century
The ARJ21 is a conventional design which was unveiled for the first time at the Bejing Air Show 2001 as a 79- to 99-seat RJ with service entry scheduled for mid-2006. The project got its go-ahead in 2002 with first flight scheduled for 2005 with initial funding of 600 Mio US$ being released. The 0.78 Mach fast plane will be powered by the CF34-10A (18,500 lb), and has a range of 1,200 nm. Rockwell will deliver the avionics, the super-critical wing will be produced by Antonov, assembly will be supervised by AVIC I. To date three airlines have signed for 35 copies the plane:
- Shanghai Airlines 5 frames
- Shandong Airlines 10 frames
- Chinese leasing company 20 frames
Not as much to read as in the other contributions as the history is not this long. Anyone having remarks? Thanks in advance.