12/22/2007

China unveils first locally developed regional jet

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:56 am

China unveiled its first domestically developed regional aircraft on Friday, moving a step closer to its goal of becoming an aviation giant and challenging the dominance of Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Airbus.

The white 90-seat ARJ21-700 jet with three curved blue stripes on the fuselage, named “Xiang Feng” or “Flying Phoenix”, was displayed to a crowd of government dignitaries and industry officials at the assembly plant in Shanghai where it will be produced.

 

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