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Domestic regional jet takes off on its first flight

Updated: Jun 28,2016 3:33 PM     english.gov.cn

Flight crews dress up as “pandas” to celebrate the official launch of ARJ21-700, a domestic regional jet, at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016. The jet, operated as airline No. EU6679, will fly from Chengdu to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. It marks the first regional jet ARJ21 has been officially put into business operation. [Photo/Xinhua]

A steward dresses up as “panda” to celebrate the official launch of ARJ21-700, a domestically produced regional jet, at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Four stewards take a selfie together in front of the domestically produced regional jet at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

A media worker videotapes the inside of ARJ21-700, a domestically produced regional jet, at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

A photo of ARJ21-700, a domestically produced regional jet, standing at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Staffers wave to ARJ21-700 as it prepares to make its maiden flight to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

A photo of regional jet ARJ21-700 taking off from Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

A photo of regional jet ARJ21-700 arriving at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

A steward offers a cake to celebrate the first successful flight of ARJ21-700 from Sichuan to Shanghai on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Crew members do a routine maintenance check after the jet arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Crew members from the jet take a photo with guests beside the domestically produced regional jet ARJ21-700 at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport on June 28, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

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