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Chinese small jets fly to the big market-Special
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16:39, August 20, 2009

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At present, most regional aircraft operating in China are imported although China has its own regional jets. That can be changed now.

Joy takes off
Airliner using China-made fleet takes off
China Joy Air plans to operate a fleet of 100 aircraft within eight years. Its target market is small and medium cities, with flight distances of between 400 and 800 kilometers.

China's netizens like Chinese-made jets
The netizens who would like to take the Chinese-made planes said that they have a price advantage, and there is no reason to doubt about the quality of Chinese-made jets after they have passed an array of serious assessments.

Easier access possible for airliners with China-made jets
Officials from China's Civil Aviation Administration said in Xi'an that in order to support the development of China's aviation industry, the administration was considering relaxing examination and approval procedures for the establishment of regional airlines that plan to purchase China-made aircraft.

Orders from the world
China's regional airline market has bright future
Regional airlines will be able to make a profit once the average round-trip occupancy exceeds 70 percent. In the ten days since China Joy Air started test operation, occupancy has consistently exceeded 90 percent.

Asian Spirit Airlines buy more Chinese jets
So far, the Chinese company has received a total of 162 orders for its MA-60 regional jets with self-owned intellectual property rights from home and abroad.

Over 70 orders placed on China's innovative regional jet ARJ-21
The buyers include leading regional airlines such as Shanghai Airlines Co., Ltd. and Shandong Aviation Group, said Li Fangyong, board chairman and general manager of Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. An electric renting company in Shanghai and an airline company based in Xiamen of Fujian Province have also signed letters of intent to buy the aircraft.

China needs 630 more regional jets in next two decades
China will need to add 630 regional jets each with 30 to 120 seats to its air fleet in the coming 20 years, a source with the China operations of Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), a major short-haul airliner supplier for China, said on Sunday.

China signs contracts for mass production of domestic regional jet
According to Luo Ronghuai, deputy general manager of ACAC, there have been 208 orders for ARJ21 jets from foreign and domestic customers, including an order for 25 from U.S.-based GE Commercial Aviation Services.

Made by China
China unveils new turboprop regional aircraft
The 60-seat MA600, an improved version of the MA60, was 300 kilograms lighter, making it 40 percent more fuel efficient than turbofan-powered aircraft.

MA 60:
Chinese-made regional jet launched for domestic commercial flight
Carried by Okair Airlines, the flight marked the start of the domestic commercial operation of MA 60, said Xu Chaoquan, senior official with the General Administration of Aviation. It also marks the breaking of the foreign-made airplane's monopoly in China.

First made-in-China regional jet makes longest trial flight
The jet moved from its production site in Shanghai to the Xi'an-based Chinese Flight Tests Establishment (CFTE) of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country's only institute qualified to issue flight certificates for military aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines or other aircraft equipment.

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