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    Military trainer aircraft CJ-6 gets go-ahead for civilian use

    2019-03-01 11:18:40 Editor : Mo Hong'e
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    The CJ-6 aircraft. (Photo provided to China News Service)

    (ECNS) - The CJ-6, originally a Chinese military trainer aircraft designed and built by Hongdu Aircraft Industry Group, has won approval to be transformed for use in the civilian aviation industry.

    A ceremony to issue the necessary Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) credentials to the CJ-6 was held at Yaohu Airport in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province on Thursday.

    The CJ-6 is the only homegrown aircraft to have been routinely used for pilot candidate selection and training in domestic aviation schools.

    Li Jian, deputy director of the CAAC, said the administration issued the airworthiness approval to the CJ-6 after considering its long-standing service and safety record as well as huge market demand.

    Luo Ronghuai, general manager of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, said the approval marked a milestone in China's development of general aviation through deeper military-civilian integration.

    The aircraft was designed in 1958 and entered into service in 1962, known for its mild speed, sound stability and flexibility.
     
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    The China-developed MA700, a new model of high-speed turboprop regional aircraft, is expected to conduct its maiden flight in 2019. To date, the MA700 has received 185 intended orders from 11 customers at home and abroad.

     
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    An aircraft developed by Guanyi General Aviation undergoes a test flight at Hengdian Airport in Zhejiang Province, March 11, 2019.

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    The private company said independent intellectual property rights had been secured for the general-purpose aircraft GA20. The 30-minute test flight showed the aircraft flew smoothly and landed safely. (Photo provided to China News Service)

     
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    As of 2019-03-04, the domestic ARJ21 aircraft used by Chengdu Airlines has safely carried nearly 300,000 passengers, performed 3,564 flights and 9,609 hours of flight time since its first flight in 2016.

    "ARJ21, a domestic aircraft manufactured by COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd), has been commercialized and operated on a large scale," Chengdu Airlines official said at the meeting. On November 29, 2015, the first ARJ21 regional airliner arrived in Chengdu, delivered to Chengdu Airlines, and officially entered the market.

    After 14 years of R&D, design and continuous test flights, on June 28, 2016, 70 passengers boarding on the ARJ21-700 aircraft flew from Chengdu to Shanghai, this maiden scheduled commercial flight marking that ARJ21 formally entered the airlines operation based in Chengdu, Sichuan. Up to now, Chengdu Airlines has accepted 11 ARJ21 aircraft.

    "At present, ARJ21 has more than 20 routes, basically forming a cross-regional official routes, laying a solid foundation for the follow-up development and route network," Chengdu Airlines said at the meeting.

    At the meeting it's revealed that in 2018, the ARJ21 operators rose from one to three. In addition to Chengdu Airlines, the ARJ21 aircraft of the Genghis Khan Airlines (a rebrand from the Tianjiao Airlines; based in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia) and Urumqi Airlines (based in Urumqi, Xinjiang) are expected to be operational within this year.

    At present, COMAC has delivered 11 ARJ21 aircraft to Chengdu Airlines and one unit to Genghis Khan Airlines. It is expected that one unit of ARJ21 aircraft will be delivered to Urumqi Airlines within this year. The head of COMAC disclosed to reporters that at present, 24 customers have placed orders as many as 528 units of ARJ21 aircraft. In 2018, the annual production capacity of COMAC for ARJ21 aircraft was increased from 6 to 15 units, and is expected to produce more than 20 units in 2019.


    国产飞机ARJ21实现商业化的规模化运行
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    https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1627357342733908962

    3月7日,红星新闻记者从中国商用飞机有限公司(以下简称“中国商飞”)与成都航空公司(以下简称“成都航空”)联合举办的2019年度ARJ21示范运营媒体座谈会上获悉,截至2019年3月4日,成都航空使用的国产ARJ21飞机自2016年首航以来,已安全载客近30万人、执行航班3564班次、飞行时长9609小时。

    成都航空相关负责人在会上说:“由中国商飞研造的国产飞机ARJ21已实现商业化的规模化运行。”2015年11月29日,首架ARJ21支线客机飞抵成都,交付成都航空,正式进入市场运营。

    经过14年的研发、设计以及不断的试飞后,2016年6月28日,ARJ21-700飞机搭载70名乘客从成都飞往上海,标志着ARJ21正式以成都为基地进入航线运营,截至目前,成都航空已接受了11架ARJ21飞机。

    成都航空相关负责人在会上表示:“目前,ARJ21共有20余条航线,基本形成了跨地区的干事航线,为后续的发展和航线网络奠定了坚实的基础。”

    红星新闻记者在会上获悉,2018年,ARJ21的运营商由1家升至3家,除了成都航空以外,天骄航空与乌鲁木齐航空的ARJ21飞机预计都将在今年年内投入运营。

    目前,中国商飞已交付11架ARJ21飞机给成都航空,1架给天骄航空,预计将在今年年内向乌鲁木齐航空交付1架ARJ21飞机。中国商飞相关负责人向记者透露,目前已有24家客户下单528架ARJ21飞机。2018年,商飞对ARJ21的年生产能力由6架上升至15架,预计在2019年生产20架以上。

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    Read further about the Genghis Khan Airlines at below link:

    Genghis Khan Airlines: what do we know about the new start-up? (2018-08-24)

    Summary:
    • Genghis Khan Airlines has ordered up to 50 aircraft from COMAC, shelving initial plans to operate with Bombardier CRJ900s.
    • The new start-up aims to launch in early 2019 and is a rebrand from Tianjiao Airlines.
    • Genghis Khan Airlines agreed with COMAC to establish a flight school and other infrastructure to begin operations.
    Situated in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of northern China, the new start-up airline referencing the historical figure Genghis Khan is actually a rebrand from the formerly known Tianjiao Airlines.

    Earlier in 2018 the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) had awarded Tianjiao preliminary approval to operate at a base at Mongolia’s Hohhot Baita International Airport. Tianjiao Airlines had planned to operate domestic, regional and cargo services with Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, but it looks like these plans have been shelved in favour of ARJ21s. Tianjiao Airlines was also considering Embraer 190s and A320s before its ARJ21 decision.

    As part of establishing regular operations, Genghis Khan Airlines has also agreed with COMAC to establish a flight school, a centre for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and the Genghis Khan Airlines training centre in Inner Mongolia, according to the airlines’ chairman Hao Yutao. Two tranches of pilots have already started training on the ARJ21. This is potentially another factor leading Genghis Khan Airlines to select the ARJ21, with COMAC supporting the airlines where Bombardier potentially could not.
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    https://blueswandaily.com/genghis-khan-airlines-what-do-we-know-about-the-new-start-up/
     
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    I just noticed this huge thread and haven't read it all. Apologies if the topic has already been discussed.

    With the two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8, and the strong whiff of corruption in the FAA's unseemly quick approval of the plane, the Chinese C919 and Chinese/Russian C929 are suddenly hot topics.

    The following quote is an eye-opener: "Comac said in November that China’s aviation market will take delivery of 9,000 planes, worth $1.3 trillion, over the next two decades" (emphasis added).


     
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    Meh. The COMAC 919 still isn't in production. The airplane is in the test phase and it will take time for the production to ramp up. Right now I still think they are mostly focused on sales to the internal Chinese market. It does not make much sense to increase sales further since they have enough sales to start production and use their full facilities for years. The Chinese government won't hobble Chinese companies by making them dependent on a product which isn't available yet.

    Over the next decade China has such a large demand for aircraft in this segment that they cannot simply manufacture them all by themselves. So Bloomberg is full of hot air as usual.

    I think the failure of the 737 MAX 8 will cause a fall in sales or delayed sales yes. But to say these sales will go to COMAC is still premature. The Chinese government knows this. The reason they ground the aircraft was for safety reasons. There is no Chinese sales market rationale around it.

    The main beneficiary will be the Airbus A320neo since this is a product that is in manufacture right now. The COMAC 919 and the Irkut MC-21 are also expected to come into this market over the next two years but it is still too early.
     
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    The C919's maiden flight was two years ago. The plane is still being certified, and that is probably what is taking a long time.


    Yes, there's little need for Comac to go after foreign sales. China's potential market of $1.3 trillion will be more than enough for a long time.


    Which means China will be buying a lot from Airbus (and a lot less from Boeing, not only because of the Max 8 disaster, but because of the trade war too). However, China's aircraft demand will be so large that Comac will have a very good chance to grow enormously. I think that was the point of Bloomberg's article.
     
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    The C919 could be certified in China next year.
     
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ft-order-from-africa-in-rare-advance-overseas
     
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    28th ARJ 21 is on the production line
     
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