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ARJ21 Jinggangshan debuts at Nanchang Flight Convention

COMAC SADRI (Nanchang) Airframe Design Center unveiled

Last Updated (Beijing Time):2019-11-02   Source:News Center of COMAC
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Site of opening ceremony.

 

The opening ceremony of Nanchang Flight Convention was held at Yaohu Lake Airport of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province in the morning of November 2nd, 2019. ARJ21 Jinggangshan painted with the logo of "a dancing crane in blue and white", a bright red flag and a red streamer debuted at the opening ceremony, which indicates that ARJ21 aircraft will join the fleet of Jiangxi Air. Mr. Liu Qi, Secretary of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee and Director of Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress, Mr. Yi Lianhong, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee and Governor of Jiangxi Province, Mr. Wan Xiangdong, Chief Pilot of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and Mr. He Dongfeng, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC), attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Yin Meigen, Member of Standing Committee of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Nanchang Municipal Committee, presided over the ceremony.

Mr. Wu Xiaojun, Member of Standing Committee of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee and Vice Governor of Jiangxi Province, Mr. Zhao Jiufang, Supervisory Attache of the State Committee of Supervisory of the People's Republic of China in COMAC, Member of Standing Committee of the Party Committee of COMAC, and Secretary of Commission for Discipline Inspection of COMAC, and Mr. Chen Yuanxian, Vice President of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), unveiled COMAC SADRI (Nanchang) Airframe Design Center together at the ceremony. Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute (SADRI) and Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Co., Ltd. (HAIC) signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement on COMAC SADRI (Nanchang) Airframe Design Center. Mr. Cheng Fubo, Member of Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of COMAC, presented a commemorative key to Jiangxi Air. Mr. Zhao Dong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Xiamen Airlines, attended the opening ceremony.

Mr. Yi Lianhong pointed out in his speech that CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee and Jiangxi provincial government had regarded aviation industry as a strategic emerging industry and vigorously promoted the transformation of Jiangxi from a province with abundant aviation resources to a province with strong aviation economy; the industrial development trend was encouraging, the industrial platform was growing, the research and development capability was continuously enhanced, the implementation of major projects was accelerated, the development of general aviation was started steadily, and steady progress was made in opening up and cooperation, which laid a solid foundation for the leapfrog development of Jiangxi aviation industry with high quality. He sincerely hoped that COMAC and other enterprises would give more technical and financial support to Jiangxi and promote the arrangement and settlement of more projects in Jiangxi. Jiangxi would follow the decision of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and the spirit of the important speech made by General Secretary Xi Jinping when he visited Jiangxi; make solid progress in modernizing the governance system and governance capability; spare no effort to create a business environment with the optimum policy, the lowest cost, the best service and the fastest service; and provide convenient, efficient and comfortable service for all kinds of enterprises and talents.

Mr. He Dongfeng expressed that since the establishment of COMAC, the company had resolutely implemented the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council and taken the spirits of major instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on trunk liner career as the guidance to firmly advance the development of the trunk liner career. Jiangxi province had vigorously promoted the development of aviation industry, unswervingly advanced various cooperation with COMAC, and provided firm support and help for COMAC especially at the important moment when ARJ21 aircraft entered into market. The cooperation between both sides had expanded from one model to three models and from manufacturing to design, flight test, operation and operation support, and entered a new phase of development. He hoped that through comprehensive and in-depth cooperation, Jiangxi and COMAC could jointly promote the development of the trunk liner career of China, jointly promote the "flight of aircraft in Jiangxi", and jointly move towards the huge civil aviation market of one trillion yuan.

It is reported that the ARJ21 aircraft painted with the logo of Jiangxi Air will carry out a delivery flight test at Yaohu Lake Airport of Nanchang, and will be formally delivered after approval process. The aircraft is scheduled to start passenger-carrying operation in early 2020. Jiangxi Air plans to introduce 5 ARJ21 aircraft in the first batch, taking the airports in Jinggangshan, Ganzhou and Nanchang as the operating bases, and establishing connection with airports throughout the country by combining the trunk and regional lines. Jiangxi Air is the first local airline in Jiangxi province, with Nanchang Changbei International Airport as the main operating base. It has started official passenger-carrying operation on January 29th, 2016. At present, Jiangxi Air is operating more than 60 routes to more than 40 cities including Beijing, Xi'an, Urumqi, Chengdu and Huhehaote. It owns a fleet of 10 aircraft, and has carried more 5.4 million passengers.

 

Mr. He Dongfeng made a speech on November 2nd, 2019.

 

COMAC SADRI (Nanchang) Airframe Design Center was unveiled on November 2nd, 2019.

 

A commemorative key was presented to Jiangxi Air on November 2nd, 2019.

 

ARJ21 aircraft debuted at the opening ceremony on November 2nd, 2019.

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