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tokapi
Dec 26, 2007, 13:53
It's one step forward in China's modernization as the country tries to fully-integrate in world economy :cool::-)


China's first commercial jet to take flight

FAA working with country to achieve safety standards

SHANGHAI, China - China's first fully homegrown commercial aircraft, the ARJ-21, rolled off the production line Friday, marking a major step in the country's aviation program.

The manufacturer says the ARJ-21 is expected to grab up to 60 percent of the domestic market for mid-size regional airliners over the next 20 years.
China will need about 900 mid-sized regional jets over the next two decades, the company estimates, as economic growth drives an expansion of air travel and airlines look for planes best tailored to feeder routes.

Complete news article ... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22356423/

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeingaerospace/2004087325_chinajet22.html?syndication=rss

Goldiegirl
Dec 29, 2007, 06:41
I won't fly Russian made planes, totally terrifying experience....and I will never fly a Chinese made plane either. The Chinese can't even make safe toys, why would they make a better plane....cheaper is better for them...who cares about the quality?

Uncle Frank
Dec 29, 2007, 07:00
They sure got a bad reputation in the US during 2007 over pet food and toys. Very few people here trust "MADE IN CHINA" products of any kind.

Uncle Frank

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