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COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)

China (2016)
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Delays of the COMAC ARJ21 have pushed its arrival date well beyond the originally intended 2013 introduction year.


Detailing the development and operational history of the COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng) Large Regional Passenger Jet Airliner.  Entry last updated on 9/22/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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.

Any available statistics for the COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng) Large Regional Passenger Jet Airliner are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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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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Origin: China
Year: 2016
Type: Large Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
Manufacturer(s): Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) - China / Antonov - Ukraine
Production: 10
Global Operators:
China; Indonesia; Laos; Myanmar; Republic of the Congo; United States
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the COMAC ARJ21-700 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
109.78 ft


Meters
33.46 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
89.50 ft


Meters
27.28 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
27.69 ft


Meters
8.44 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
55,116 lb


Kilograms
25,000 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
89,287 lb


Kilograms
40,500 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x General Electric CF34-10A turbofan engines developing 17,057 lb of thrust each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
621 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
1,000 kph


Knots
540 kts


Performance
CEILING


Feet
39,042 ft


Meters
11,900 m


Miles
7.39 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

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.