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An ARJ21 aircraft (Photo: 3GO*CHN-405/mjordan_6 [CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL 1.2])

Chinese State-Owned Carriers Place Major Order for Comac ARJ21 Jets

The three largest state-owned Chinese carriers have placed an orders for a total of 105 Chinese manufactured Comac ARJ21-700 jets, in a move that represents a milestone for the Chinese aircraft industry and a pivotal point that will help prove the reliability of the program. The aircraft, seating 90 passengers in a single class configuration, will be used by three state-owned Chinese carriers, including Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern. Each will receive 35 aircraft used primarily for capacity…