China's ARJ21 regional jetliner project gains more progress

Added On February 26, 2020

 The ARJ21, China's first turbo-fan regional passenger jetliner, has gained further progress with two more airplanes beginning test flights this year.

According to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) on Monday, the test flights show that the civil airplane model is on the track of smooth development and delivery.
The No. 103 aircraft, one of the two planes that underwent test flights on Saturday, focused on the flight test missions of the optimal design of the ARJ21.   
The test flight also marked the maiden flight of the No. 131 ARJ aircraft, which will be delivered to Chengdu Airlines after the test flight stage.
The COMAC said that the move is in accordance with the national deployment of COVID-19 prevention and control, as the ARJ21 aircraft is being used for emergency transport missions like carrying personnel and supplies to virus-hit regions.