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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

XAC got its production contract for 100 ARJ21-700 aircraft


XAC (Xi’an Aviation Company) and Shanghai Aircraft Manufactory have officially held the opening ceremony for chief representative office for 100 ARJ21-700 aircraft project and the signing ceremony for the first batch of orders. XAC got the manufacturing contract for 100 ARC21-700 aircraft and will complete production of fuselage and wings for first 5 airplanes before end of this year. XAC is mainly responsible for the research and manufacturing of fuselage and wings, which takes on more than 60% for the whole airplane’s production. First ARJ21-700 was already produced in Shanghai Aircraft Manufactory and has successfully completed the test flight. This will be the first time the ARJ21-700 feeder aircraft will be manufactured in China. It will adopt a new operational mechanism and management system. The final assembled product will be manufactured across four factories across China using advanced manufacturing techniques learned from international companies. The ARJ will be a 90 seat regional airliner, with a maximum voyage range of 3,700 km.

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