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ARJ21 rolls out; Kunpeng orders 100.(Regional News)(Kunpeng Airlines)(Brief article)

The first regional jet manufactured by a Chinese company, the ARJ21-700, rolled out in Shanghai on Dec. 21 and won its biggest order, 100 aircraft from Kunpeng Airlines. Xi'an-based Kunpeng, a regional joint venture launched by Shenzhen Airlines and Mesa Air Group last autumn, confirmed its intention to adopt the ARJ21 as its main fleet type. Its first ARJ21 will be delivered in 2010.

ACAC had received 71 domestic orders for the ARJ21 before Kunpeng announced its commitment. Lao Airlines also signed a letter of intent last summer to purchase two. …

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