Chinese-developed passenger jet enters overseas market for first time
China's domestically-developed regional jetliner, the ARJ21, was delivered to its first overseas client, TransNusa, an Indonesian airline, on Sunday, marking the first time a Chinese passenger jetliner has entered foreign markets.
The delivered aircraft is designed with 95 seats, all economy class. Its outer appearance is painted with blue, yellow, and green color, said Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC).
China's domestically-developed ARJ21 regional aircraft has a range of up to 3,700 kilometers. It can fly in alpine and plateau regions and is adaptive to various airport conditions.
So far, nearly 100 ARJ21 planes have been delivered to its clients, operating on over 300 air routes to more than 100 cities and transporting over 5.6 million passengers, said COMAC.