China delivers its first regional jetliner
China’s first indigenously designed regional jet made by the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) landed in the Shuangliu International Airport in Shuangliu county, Sichuan, after flying from Shanghai.
Chengdu Airlines ordered 30 ARJ21 jets from the stateowned COMAC. The first arrived in the Shuangliu airport on Sunday and the rest will arrive within the next five or six years, said Huang Weicheng, an information officer with the Chengdu Airlines.
The ARJ21 is China’s first regional jet made in line with international standards. Its maiden flight was in Shanghai on November 28, 2008, after the project started in April 2002.
A drone is flown for aerial photography in Bozhou, Anhui province. China will soon publish regulations for light-duty civilian drones, according to an industry insider.