What it’s like to fly on the COMAC ARJ21

Bored of Boeing 737s and tired of Airbus A320s, Richard Vandervord fancied a Chinese, sampling a flight aboard a COMAC ARJ21

China’s aircraft industry was well represented at February’s Singapore Air Show, with a strong presence by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) with its ARJ21 and C919 airliners. While the larger C919 is aimed squarely at the Airbus single-aisle market, the ARJ21 is intended as a short- or medium-range regional transport and has entered a highly lucrative area of the market, with around 130 examples built since the type’s first flight in 2008 and service entry beginning in 2016.


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