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ARJ21 aircraft ushers in the 10,000th passenger

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2017-04-22   Source:News Center of COMAC
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ARJ21 aircraft ushered in the 10,000th passenger on April 22nd, 2017.


With the roar of the aircraft from far to near, ARJ21 aircraft (flight EU6668) taking off from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport landed smoothly at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 18:05 on April 22nd, 2017. It was different from the past in that the flight on this day had special meaning for the China-made aircraft which had been put into route operation for less than one year, for the main manufacturer COMAC, and for the first user Chengdu Airlines - the China-made ARJ21 aircraft ushered in the 10,000th passenger.

"It's really a surprise to me. I have not expected that I would have the luck to become aircraft's 10,000th passenger in my first ride on the China-made ARJ21 aircraft." the lucky passenger Mr. Tu said excitedly, "It is really proud to experience our own aircraft, feel the progress of civil aircraft industry, and witness the rise of our motherland. After going back, I will introduce the aircraft which is developed and made by Chinese people to my friends and family, and advocate everyone to ride it."

The pilot in command of this flight is Mr. Liu Bo, Deputy Chief Pilot of Chengdu Airlines, who has flown ARJ21 aircraft safely for more than 400 hours. Mr. Liu Bo told the reporter: "ARJ21 aircraft has excellent performance in operability, safety and comfortability, and has powerful system functions." At present, ARJ21 aircraft is flying round trips between Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport with a stop-over at Changsha Huanghua Airport, and each round trip will take about 10 hours and include four takeoffs and landings. "It really makes me tired after flying for a whole day, but it is well worth if I can fly our own aircraft." said Mr. Liu Bo.

Mdm Chen Ling, the purser of this flight, spoke highly of the comfortability of ARJ21 aircraft: "Take the air conditioning system as an example. Sometimes there may be uneven cooling or heating in aircraft during air conditioning, but the cabin temperature regulation of ARJ21 air conditioning system is more balanced."

ARJ21 aircraft entered into passenger-carrying commercial route operation on June 28th, 2016. It has maintained a relatively high attendance of 80%-90% during the operation of about ten months. In addition to ordinary travelers who had needs to travel, many domestic and foreign fans also came to experience the China-made ARJ21 aircraft. Mr. Zhu Haoyu, Spokesman of Chengdu Airlines, said: "The number of passengers carried by ARJ21 aircraft has accumulated to 10,000 today. This is a milestone in the development history of Chengdu Airlines and the China-made civil aircraft, and is also a new starting point for Chengdu Airlines to continue to explore the business modes of the China-made aircraft." Meanwhile, he mentioned that Chengdu Airlines would introduce more China-made aircraft this year to perfect the route layout in Chengdu and each regional market.


Mr. Tu gave a thumb up for ARJ21 aircraft on April 22nd, 2017.


Safety Demonstration on Board.


A beautiful view over the cloud.


A group photo taken on April 22nd, 2017.


Colleagues gave thumbs up for ARJ21 on April 22nd, 2017.

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