Comac ARJ21

Comac ARJ21 Aircraft

General Information

Manufacturer: Comac

Role: Regional jet airliner

First flight: November 28, 2008 

Primary airlines: Chengdu Airlines, Genghis Khan Airlines, Jiangxi Airlines, Myanmar Airways

Passenger seating: 78-90

Models: ARJ21, ARJ21F 


  • General Electric CF34-10A high-bypass turbofan engine
  • Sophisticated spacious cabin
  • An all new wing with a 25 degree sweepback

Fun Facts

  • ARJ21 is short for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century.
  • Chengdu Airlines was the the first to fly commercial routes with the ARJ21.
  • The economic life of the ARJ21 is designed to be 60,000 flying hours or 20 calendar years.
  • The maximum range for the ARJ21 is 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles).
  • The Comac C919 is scheduled to enter service in 2021 with China East Airlines. 
  • In Chinese, “9” is a homophonic pun with “forever”.

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Comac ARJ21 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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