China’s first two home-grown ARJ 21 regional jets for commercial service rolled off the assembly line in Shanghai on Monday, China Daily reported. The turbofan regional jets, with 70 economy, and eight first-class seats, will be delivered to Chengdu Airlines next year, it said. Another three aircraft will be assembled in 2014. The project was launched in 2000 and the jet made its maiden test flight five years ago. The ARJ 21 has received 252 orders, mostly from domestic carriers, the report noted.
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