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COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)

Large Regional Passenger Jet Airliner

COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)

Large Regional Passenger Jet Airliner

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



Delays of the COMAC ARJ21 have pushed its arrival date well beyond the originally intended 2013 introduction year.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 2018
STATUS: In-Development
MANUFACTURER(S): Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) - China / Antonov - Ukraine
PRODUCTION: 10
OPERATORS: China; Indonesia; Laos; Myanmar; Republic of the Congo; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the COMAC ARJ21-700 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 109.78 feet (33.46 meters)
WIDTH: 89.50 feet (27.28 meters)
HEIGHT: 27.69 feet (8.44 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 55,116 pounds (25,000 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 89,287 pounds (40,500 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x General Electric CF34-10A turbofan engines developing 17,057 lb of thrust each.
SPEED (MAX): 621 miles-per-hour (1000 kilometers-per-hour; 540 knots)
CEILING: 39,042 feet (11,900 meters; 7.39 miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• ARJ21 - Base Series Designation
• ARJ21-700 - Single or 2-class with seating for 90/78 respectively.
• ARJ21-700-STD
• ARJ21-700-ER
• ARJ21-900 - Single or 2-class with seating for 105/98 respectively.
• ARJ21-900-STD
• ARJ21-900-ER
• ARJ21 VIP - VIP passenger transport; planned flight in 2018.






PROGRAM UPDATES

January 2014 - It was reported that the ARJ21 has completed its requisite severe cold test flight.

February 2014 - The ARJ21 has completed a one-night flight to achieve authority certification.

January 2015 - The ARJ21-700 has received its Chapter 25 type certificate from Chinese aviation authorities. The launch customer is set to become Chengdu Airlines when it receives its first aircraft sometime later this spring.

June 2016 - The ARJ21 (ARJ21-700) entered service with Chengdu Airlines.

July 2016 - It was announced that the COMAC ARJ21 series aircraft had officially entered service with Chengdu Airlines on June 28th. The first-flight ranged from Chengdu to Shanghai.

To date (September 2016), confirmed orders for the ARJ21 total 302 with an option for twenty more aircraft. Operators range from China and Indonesia to Myanmar and the United States (GECAS). All are of the ARJ21-700 model product.

September 2017 - COMAC confirmed plans to begin serial production of its ARJ21 series passenger hauler despite ongoing reliability issues with the design. Two ARJ21 aircraft have begun limited service with an additional five expected before year's end.

March 2018 - The ARJ21 has completed crosswind validation trials.

July 2018 - The ARJ21 currently has firm orders for 127 aircraft and an additional 399 through letters-of-intent.

August 2018 - The ARJ21 has completed its high temperature testing phase.

October 2018 - The ARJ21 is expected to see first-deliveries begin before the end of 2018, this to air carrier Genghis Khan.
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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (621mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
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