First test flight of 2nd China-made ARJ21-700 jet 2009-07-03 19:03:53   Print

    BEIJING, July 3 -- The blue-and-white small passenger plane took off at 11:21 a.m. wednesday and made a successful landing after 62-minute flight. It maintained a height of 3,000 meters with a speed of about 335 km/h.

    After landing, the pilot said the test flight was a success adding that all technical problems during the first test flight in November were solved.

    Soundbite: Luo Ronghuai, supervisor of ARJ 21 project, said, "The third and fourth ARJ 21 aircrafts are scheduled to undergo test flights within this year. Our main work at present is focusing on investment raising, certificate applying and test flights. Our goal is to deliver the first ARJ 21 lateral aircraft to the users next year."

    The ARJ 21 plane is China's first domestically-manufactured mid-range passenger jet to be sold to developed countries in Europe and the United States.

    Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from Shanghai.

(Source: XHTV)

Editor: Lin Liyu
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