ARJ21-700 aircraft obtains the first type certificate for jets in China.


New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted an ARJ21-700 aircraft type certificate to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) in Beijing on December 30th, 2014. This indicates that the first regional jet independently developed by China in accordance with international standards has passed the airworthiness certification of CAAC, met the requirements of China Civil Aviation Regulations (CCAR) Part 25 Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes (CCAR-25-R3), reached an acceptable level of safety, and is permitted to participate in civil aviation transportation.

Meanwhile, it also tells the world that China owns the first jet which can enter into route operation and has the competency of developing transport category civil jets and the ability of conducting airworthiness certification. When Mr. Jin Zhuanglong, Chairman of COMAC, took over the first type certificate for jet which was independently developed by China and has historical significance from Mr. Li Jiaxiang, Director of CAAC, an enthusiastic applause broke out in the hall. Mr. Su Bo, Vice Minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Mr. Pan Liang, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the State Council in COMAC, Mr. Zhang Yanzhong, Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the major projects of large aircraft of the State Council, Mr. Zhang Hongying, Chief Engineer of CAAC, Mr. He Dongfeng, President of COMAC, and Mr. Tan Ruisong, President of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), attended the granting ceremony. Mr. Li Jian, Deputy Director of CAAC, presided over the granting ceremony. ARJ21-700 aircraft is a new middle- and short-range turbofan regional jet, with a product family including the basic version, the cargo version and the corporate version. The basic version ARJ21-700 aircraft has a hybrid class layout of 78 seats, an all-economy class layout of 90 seats and a range of 2,225-3,700 km, mainly for meeting the operating requirements of radial course from the urban center to surrounding small cities. ARJ21-700 program was established with the approval of the State Council in 2002, and was originally researched and developed by China Aviation Industry Corporation I. As the main organization for implementing large passenger aircraft programs, and also the organization in overall planning the development of trunk liner and regional jet and realizing the industrialization of civil aircraft...

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