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Certified: China’s first indigenous regional jet

BEIJING — China’s first domestically produced regional jet model has been officially certified. This marks a crucial step forward for the jet’s entry into the market.

The ARJ21-700 won the certificate after a series of examinations by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, using the country’s air-worthiness standards. ARJ-21 is short for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century.

The regional liner was designed and manufactured by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. There are 78 seats in a dual-class configuration, and 90 seats in a full economy class configuration. Its economic life is designed to be 60-thousand flying hours or 20 calendar years.